Lack of Computers, Students’ Desk hampering quality education and academic activities ~ Headmistress.
Headmistress of the Old Tafo M/A JHS “A” in the Old Tafo-Pankrono Municipal of the Ashanti Region, Madam Patricia Sawoje is calling on the government, stakeholders and past students to support the school with computers and ICT infrastructure to improve teaching and learning at the school.
She said the school has not a single computer hence teachers had to use their imagination to teach ICT adding that most of their students had not used a computer before.
Auntie Pat as affectionately called was speaking in an interview with Rexkin Ohene Boateng after the class of 1991 year group stormed and donated students’dual desks worth Gh¢ 6000 on Friday and further disclosed that, the school lacked adequate desks which had compelled students to either write on floor or on their labs, hence the benevolence has come at the right time.
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 Chairman of the 1991 year group Dr. Emmanuel Adjah 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.
As he handed over the dual desks to the school authorities, Dr Adjah noted with concern that, 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.
This call has come the second time when they previously stormed their former basic school and provided them with GH¢5000 worth teachers office desk on Wednesday 10th August, 2022.
Appealing to other year group to emulate the gesture, the Medical Officer charged the teachers to ensure periodic maintenance as by so doing will not only motivate them but also other year groups to come to their aid.
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.
reporting for heroesghnews, Rexkin Ohene Boateng hello fm, Kumasi.