30.03.2005 Regional News

Nsaba Secondary faces poor electricity supply

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Agona Nsaba, March 30, GNA - The Nsaba Presbyterian Secondary School in the Agona District of the Central region is experiencing low electricity voltage, which is affecting academic work and the health especially eye problems of the students.

Mr Vincent Arhin-Hayford, Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration of the school said this at the Annual General Meeting of the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) at Nsaba.

He said the students had to strain their eyes to read during evening classes and studies due to the poor electricity supply, adding that, by 1900 hours in the evening, all lights on the compound goes off throwing the school into total darkness.

Mr Arhin-Hayford said officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) from Agona Swedru and Cape Coast had recommended a replacement of the transformer at a cost of almost 111 million cedis. He appealed to the Ministry of Education, the District Assembly, Non Governmental Organisations NGOs and citizens of the area for assistance.

Mr Arhin-Hayford stated that the University of Ghana (UG) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) had declared the School as one of the deprived ones to be considered for the admission of students.

The University of Ghana this year admitted three boys and three girls while the KNUST was in the process of offering admission to 11 students from the school.

The Assistant Headmaster appealed to the parents to provide the needs of their children especially books and other learning materials and to pay their fees regularly.

He stressed the commitment of the school authorities check indiscipline among the students and urged them to take their studies seriously since those who failed in five subjects would not be promoted to the next class.

The Assistant Headmaster advised students in senior classes to desist from bullying the juniors and warned that the authorities would not hesitate to sanction those caught.

Mr Arhin-Hayford appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to approve the appointment of teachers who had applied to the school with some had taught for more than six months without receiving their salaries.

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