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Regional News | Nov 22, 2004

Poor infrastructure at Nsaba Secondary School

GNA

Agona Nsaba, Nov 22, GNA - A meeting of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Nsaba Presbyterian Secondary School was halted for about 45 minutes as a result of a leaking roof of the hall of the Central Presbytery Catchiest Training Centre, following a heavy down pour, on Saturday.

The hall, which had not been renovated for more than two decades, was enough evidence for the parents and guardians present to see the need for them to help improve facilities at the school. Mr Ben Coffie, a parent pledged five million cedis to the school to buy roofing sheets to renovate the hall and also donated one million cedis for the immediate re-roofing of the girls dormitory, which was also leaking badly.

According to him what he saw at the dormitory was "too appalling," adding that, the roof leaked so badly that he wondered if the students could have the peace of mind to study.

Mr Coffie who had stayed in Britain for 45 years promised to send books and other teaching and learning material to boost academic work. The parents appealed to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) for assistance to enhance teaching and leaning.

When Mr Vincent Arhin-Hayford, Assistant Headmaster, was asked as to whose responsibility it was to renovate the hall and the dormitory, he replied that the hall belonged to the Central Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church while the dormitory was the school's property. Mr Arhin-Hayford who deputised for Mr Kwamena Ansah, Headmaster, stated that the school's assembly hall had been under construction for more than six years.

He said the project had been abandoned and asked the parents to assist.

The Assistant Headmaster appealed to them to advise their children against indiscipline, adding that, the school authorities would not tolerate any student who flouted rules and regulations.

He appealed to them to consult the authorities for any misunderstanding concerning their children to create a congenial atmosphere to promote teaching and learning.

The Assistant Headmaster warned that non-performing students would be withdrawn.

Nana Joe Acquah-Amissah, Chairman of the PTA, advised parents to invest in the education of their children's since that was the key to development.

He urged them to monitor the activities of their children and to support teachers to groom them into useful citizens. The parents by acclamation agreed to pay 50,000 cedis each as extra classes fees to enhance the academic performance of the students.

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