The Health Assistants Training School (HATS), with campuses at Anyinasuso and Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North district, has embarked on an expansion programme.
It has been necessitated by the growing student population of the school, which currently stands at 516, with 12 permanent teaching staff, and seven part-time lecturers.
The school, which was originally billed to run a two-year Health Assistants Clinical programme when it was established five years ago in 2008, now offers a three-year Diploma in Midwifery as well.
Ms. Victoria Amoah, Principal of the school, told Ashanti File that her administration intends to expand the library and ICT facilities, as well as construct a five-seater water closet toilet facility each for the male and female students.
She said the school had already provided two big lecture halls and expanded the kitchen.
Principal Amoah said the school was funding these projects through its Internally Generated Funds, and grants and subsidies from the Ministry of Health.
She appealed to the District Assembly to support the fencing of the school premises to check truancy and instill discipline among the students, while protecting the school from encroachment.
HATS has already received massive infrastructural support from the Ahafo Ano North District Assembly, which completed the renovation of infrastructure at the school premises at Anyinasuso with GH¢29,210.06 under a Government of Ghana funding.
It is also constructing a GH¢136,433.36 six-unit classroom block with office from its District Development Fund for the school at the Tepa campus.
The school’s Principal has had his bungalow rehabilitated from the District Assembly Common Fund, while a bore hole has been mechanised for the school by the assembly.
The former Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano North, Akuoko Adiyia, has also provided infrastructural facilities for HATS.