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Regional News | Jun 27, 2004

Headmaster advises PTAs

GNA

Tuobodom (B/A) June 27 (Solomon Naambir) GNA - Mr. Peter Hayford Appiah, Headmaster of Tuobodom Secondary/Technical School in Brong Ahafo has urged executives of parent-teacher associations and school management committees to work for the progress of schools.

He asked them to regularly educate parents to pay their children's school fees on time.

The headmaster made the call at a PTA/SMC meeting aimed at finding a lasting solution to the many problems confronting the school. The problems included payment of school fees, lack of accommodation for teachers, inadequate classrooms and computers.

Mr. Appiah stressed that the education of the child was the collective responsibility of the school, parents and the community and there was the need for all to co-operate to raise the standard of education.

Mr. Appiah said efforts by the government to restructure the educational sector called for the total support of all parents.

He announced that the school would soon take delivery of 30 computers from a company, Technology Ghana, to help improve the academic performance of the students, especially in integrated science. "The PTA has presented 36 long tables and chairs whilst an air-conditioner donated by Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi has been installed", the headmaster added.

Mr. Appiah noted that lack of adequate classrooms had led to some classes being held under canopies in the open, emphasizing that if adequate classrooms were not provided, the school could not afford to take more admissions next September.

He commended the PTA/SMC for putting up a new classroom block and appealed to the Techiman Municipal Assembly, the government and philanthropists to assist in the construction of more classrooms. Mr. Emmanuel Osofo-Yaw, PTA chairman commended the teaching staff for guiding the students to put up excellent performance in the last Senior Secondary School certificate examination (SSSCE).

He asked parents to pay their dues of 20,000 cedis each regularly to help provide more infrastructure for the school.

The parents appealed to the school authorities to provide terminal reports on their children so they could assess their performances.

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