Ada High School Principal (Adasco) Kojo Ayibor called on the government to provide housing for school staff to improve effective supervision of students on campus.
The principal was speaking at the school’s 60th anniversary celebration.
The headmaster expressed his concern that three housekeepers are currently housed in the boys’ dormitory and share the same toilet with the students, which annoys the teachers.
He added that the other teachers live outside the school premises, which makes it difficult for the students to be properly supervised and controlled.
The girls’ dormitory, he said, is also facing serious sewage system issues that require the assistance of stakeholders to resolve them as soon as possible.
The school, established in 1961 with 17 students, has come a long way with a population of 2,348.
The principal, however, expressed his gratitude to the former students of the school for their continued support towards the development of the school.
Currently, the former students wall up the school whose vast land has been encroached.
The president of the Alumni Association, Gideon Carlos Akweh, speaking in an interview with reporters pledged the association’s support for the infrastructure needs of their Alma mater.
He also called on the government to support the school with its critical infrastructure needs.
âAt 60, the school does not have a meeting room or bungalow for teachers and these are critical infrastructure needs. We implore the government and other stakeholders to come to our aid, âhe pleaded.
Ada East District Executive Director Sarah Pobi, touting the government’s commitment to education, said she would do her best to ensure the school receives the necessary support.
She called on parents to invest in the education of their parish for a better future.
For her part, the guest speaker for the occasion, Ms. Joyce Aryee noted that most organizations complain that students do not express themselves well when going for an interview. She therefore advised teachers to strive for high and effective literacy learning in order to curb this perception.
She observed that free second cycle education in Ghana was aimed at achieving the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), which aims to provide equitable primary education necessary to promote sustainable development and lifestyle.
She therefore encouraged Ghanaians and all stakeholders to make constructive criticisms and suggestions that will improve the policy in the future.
Dr Joyce Aryee added that the need for constructive criticism and suggestions is necessary to complement government efforts to provide quality education that requires substantial investment.
âSub-Saharan Africa lags seriously behind in education globally due to a high rate of illiteracy. But for us in Ghana we have a free secondary education policy that benefits everyone. We need to support it with proactive and regular stakeholder engagement to make the policy fit for purpose. “
The 60th anniversary celebration has been used to honor certain people who have contributed to the development of the school, including current students who have excelled academically.
The former students also took the opportunity to give the school a renovated basketball court.