Akropong-Akuapem(E/R), Feb. 11, GNA – With barely six weeks to the commencement of the 2013 West African Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), the Okuapeman School Science Resource Center has no science and laboratory equipment to enable the students to sit for their science practical.
The centre has no furniture, pipes, gas, water and other facilities to enable the students take their practical lessons, in preparation for the upcoming WASSCE.
Mr Daniel Afari, the Headmaster of the school, said this at the school’s 56th Annual Speech and Prize Giving Day at Akropong-Akuapem at the week-end.
He said the situation was worrisome since it was hampering effective teaching and learning of science, especially in the conduct of practical lessons.
The Headmaster said the rehabilitation of the school science laboratory was awarded on contract to one Zahelma Company Limited in 2011 but the company only worked on the terrazzo floor and fixed some new louver blades.
He said after that the whole project had come to a standstill.
Mr Afari appealed to the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to compel the contractor to execute the remainder of the work.
He also called for renovation of the bad road leading to the school since it ‘is not friendly to the visually impaired persons in the school.’
He expressed gratitude to the government through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and the Ministry of Education for expanding the school’s dining hall, providing bunker beds, a six-unit classroom block and teachers’ bungalows for the school.