Ola @70: POGA sets to break ground for construction of 700 bed dormitory

By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss| Ho

The Past Ola Girls Association (POGA) has pledged to construct a seven hundred (700) bed capacity dormitory for the school, aiming to alleviate accommodation challenges and foster increased enrolment.

The school, founded 70 years ago in Keta in the southern part of the region with just 35 girls in 1954, was later relocated to Ho, the regional capital.

Over the years, it has produced numerous human resources contributing to the country’s development.

As part of the school’s 70th-anniversary celebrations, the President of the Association, Dr. Edem Sabah-Welbeck, and Dr. Dela Mawutor, revealed in an interview on Ho-based Radio Swiss FM that efforts are underway to construct a dormitory block.

The objective is to provide a conducive environment for students, facilitating increased enrollment.

Dr. Sabah-Welbeck pointed out that the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy by the Ghanaian government has led to a continuous rise in enrollment each year, necessitating the need for additional space to accommodate students.

Acknowledging the school’s desire for more infrastructure development, the POGs president expressed confidence that the sod-cutting ceremony for the dormitory project will occur before their 75th-anniversary celebration in five years.

Under the theme “Reminiscing 70 years of Holistic Catholic Education: the role of stakeholders in Embracing Technology and Entrepreneurship for the Future,” POGs shared plans to integrate technology into the school curriculum. The aim is to equip students with technological skills and expose them to entrepreneurship before completing their education.

They revealed their intention to establish an entrepreneurship club in the school, preparing students for the future and potential opportunities in the government sector after graduation.

Regarding the enhancement of ICT education, POGs mentioned the establishment of a well-furnished computer lab with e-learning activities.

Through the support of some old students, the school has already made progress in this area. Plans are underway to empower teachers in handling ICT studies and modern technologies.

Various activities are scheduled for the anniversary celebration leading up to the grand Durbar on Saturday, February 3, 2024, including courtesy calls on the Agbogbomefia of the Asorgli State Togbe Afede XIV, the regional Minister Hon Archibald Yao Letsa, and the Bishop of the Ho Diocese, Bishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu SVD.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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