22 November 2012

Ghana: Tweneboa Kodua SHS Cries for Support, Water Problems

TWENEBOA KODUA Senior High School (TK) at Kumawu in Ashanti region has made a passionate appeal to corporate bodies to bail the school out of difficulty in accessing water.

The school, with a student and staff population of 2,800 and 142 respectively, would also need assistance in the area of what has been described as "staff accommodation deficit".

The headmaster, Mr. A.W. Nantwi, bemoaned the perennial water problem the school has faced over the years, stating that the Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFUND) is fast aging and cannot meet the needs of the school.

He appealed to the corporate bodies and stakeholders to come to the aid of the school by acquiring for it another water tank.

The headmaster made the appeal at the 52nd Speech and price-giving day of the school, observed under the theme 'Quality Education, A tool for national development -The ICT factor'.

He said the school is seriously in need of more staff bungalows to be able to house many masters on campus, the lack of which has affected discipline among the students. He said most of the teachers lodge outside school campus, making it tough for teachers on campus to instill discipline in the student body.

The Headmaster thanked the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for donating a generating power plant to the school and also awarding scholarships to 30 brilliant but needy students to further their education in the school.

He advised the students to learn hard to justify the huge investment made in them by their parents and government.

"Students need to strive to acquire not only knowledge but the relevant skills and attitude that will prepare them for a brighter future. Be minded that the path to victory and success in life is quality education," he stated.

Mr. Nantwi tasked the teachers to show commitment and dedication in their teaching profession, and make sacrifices by working very hard towards a holistic upbringing of their students.

The Chairman of Board of Directors of the school, Mr. Kofi Dua-Adonteng, who presided over the occasion, indicated that Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a phenomenon, the advent of which has occasioned very advantageous attributes for education to be utilized or appropriated to the brim.

The Guest Speaker, Prof. William Ellis Otoo, Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), who was represented by the Dean of Medical school of KNUST, Prof Yaw Adu Sarkodie, noted that ICT had a great potential to help make schools and educational systems more productive and efficient towards transforming teaching and learning, into engaging and interactive processes that are connected to real life situations and helping to prepare the country's youth for the future.

He urged the students not to lose sight of the fact that competition is getting keener and keener and therefore, it is not enough to make mere passes but good passes.

"The ball is now in your court and how you play it now will ultimately go a long way in determining your future", he noted.

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