From; Lawrence Kumah, Kumasi.
After several appeals by management of the Jachie Pramso Senior High School (SHS) for infrastructural improvement, government has paid heed to their call by giving the school a befitting assembly hall.
Even though, the two thousand five hundred capacity edifice falls far short of the over three thousand Seven hundred students population, the school would have to make do with that since it has no option but to accept it.
Plans are also for advance for the commencement of a 12 unit classroom block in the school to decongest the overly congested classrooms which is having adverse effect on smooth teaching and learning as a result of the Free Senior High School policy that has been introduced by the Akuffo Addo led Administration.
The Headmaster of Jachie pramso SHS, Mr Donkor Francis, who revealed this to journalists in an interview at the school at Jachie in the Bosomtwe District of Ashanti was happy the administrative staff of the school would no sooner than later move from its current structure into a modern and befitting administration block if the assurance by government to put up a new structure for the school comes to fruition.
One major issue which the school is battling with which the headmaster called for help to overcome has to do with encroachment on the school’s land by some private developers. Mr Donkor, said the school was able to raise some funds through its internally generated Fund (IGF) to start a fencing project of the school in order to avoid the rapid encroachment on their land but this he said has been truncated as a result of the Free SHS policy which forbids Headmasters from charging a dime in support of any development projects in their respective schools.
He also expressed worry over lack of adequate furniture and staff accommodation. He said out of the 120 teachers only 9 reside in the school as the rest commute far and near to and from school every day.
He therefore pleaded with Old Students, Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of the school, as well as corporate organizations to help complement government’s efforts to solve issues of infrastructural challenges facing the school.