Class of 1991 year group of Tafo Methodist Junior High School in the Ashanti Region has called on old boys and girls in the various educational institutions in the Country to return to support and develop their Alma Maters.
According to the Association, past students have a key role to play in ensuring the sustenance of their school adding that, all citadels of learning had their progressive development undertaken and sustained by their own products.
Their call came when they stormed their former basic school and provided them with GH¢5000 worth teachers office desk on Wednesday 10th August, 2022 with the aim to enhance quality teaching and learning.
The vice chairman and managing director of Ragoman Enterprise, Mr Kobbena Bernard describing the state at which the school that has nurtured prominent people in the country said, it is imperative for past students to demonstrate concern for their school where they received training to become whom they are today.
He further noted that the intervention of the old boys and girls association helps to bridge funding gaps in the provision of the foregoing by government. Mr Kobbena advised the pupils to take their studies seriously and disassociate themselves from bad groups so as to achieve their academic laurels and also urged the teachers to ensure maintenance culture of the items.
Section of some of the 1991 year group
speaking to hello fm Rexkin Ohene Boateng, noted with concern that the school administration and the entire body of the year group were not working together as expected and this remains a big challenge in helping to undertake infrastructural projects for their alma mater. However, efforts have been made henceforth to provide support for their former childhood institution.
The action of the Alumni reflects strong response to governments’ clarion call for stakeholders to assist schools as it cannot tackle all the challenges alone due essentially to inadequate resources.
But most importantly, the old students embark on the assistance schemes as strategies to give back to society that has so blessed them, laying their foundation of successes at their alma maters.
Teachers and Pupils at Tafo Methodist JHS over the years have expressed concern about the poor nature and lack of basic equipment hindering the school progress.
The Ag. Headmaster for JHS ‘A’, Mr. Johnson Osei has appealed to government through the Tafo Municipal Assembly to provide the school with modern basic infrastructure to enhance good teaching and sound learning.
According to the Ag. school head, infrastructure such as computers and it’s peripherals to equip their ICT centre, Teachers and pupils table and chairs for learning and security fence wall around the school have been a major challenge bedeviling the school for many years making teaching and learning uncomfortable.
Receiving the gesture on behalf of the entire teachers, Mr Johnson Osei was grateful to the donors and said that it will go a long way to avert the issue of “no teachers desk” syndrome among the teachers. He also asked the alumni to frequently visit the alma mater which will also motivate the students to study well.
reporting for heroesghnews, Rexkin Ohene Boateng hello fm, Kumasi.