Unlike several other second cycle institutions which have been bedeviled with numerous challenges as a result of the government’s flagship programme of free Senior High School, Konongo Odumasi Senior High School has put in place pragmatic steps to mitigate infrastructural challenges associated with the programme.
With anticipation of extra number of students who would be enrolled in the school, management of the school have procured over 450 mono desks and have expended existing infrastructural such as dormitory blocks through the schools internally generated fund even before the takeoff of the programme.
This has lessened burden on the school as far as infrastructure is concerned giving students and teachers a conducive teaching and learning environment, particularly for first year students.
This was disclosed to this paper by the headmaster of the Konongo Odumasi Senior High School, Mr. Benjamin Kwaku Baah, in an interview at Konongo in the Asante Akim Central municipality of the Ashanti Region.
Mr. Kwaku Baah, who lauded the policy, said if subsequent governments will also take steps to mitigate financial burden of parents at the tertiary level, the nation will see massive advancement and transformation in the next couple of years.
The school, whose population currently stands at 3,449, with the first years alone being 1,146, has within the last three months initiated a girls’ dormitory block to further decongest the existing ones. This will house about 200 girls and is about 98 percent complete as at the time this paper visited the school.
The headmaster however expressed gratitude to the past students of the various year groups, as well as the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), for contributing tremendously in diverse ways for the growth of the school.
He also hailed teachers, as well as other workers, at the school for their cooperation.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Lawrence Kumah, Konongo