OLA SHS appeals for infrastructure

By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss| Ho

Authorities at OLA Girls Senior High School in Ho have appealed to the government for assistance in addressing the infrastructure deficits faced by the school, which has a student population of 4,097.

During the school’s 70th-anniversary celebration on Saturday, February 2, 2024, the Headmistress, Benedicta Agbezudor, emphasized the urgent need for new infrastructure projects to supplement the existing ones, as they are not spacious enough for the current student population.

According to the headmistress, given the stated population, the school requires about 2,000 classroom furniture units, 300 dining tables, and 600 benches.

These would be accompanied by a modern dining and kitchen facility to enable students to sit comfortably in class for effective teaching and learning during transitional sessions.

Madam Agbezudor further lamented the congestion in the school’s dormitories, emphasizing the necessity of constructing additional dormitories to ensure the girls’ well-being for effective academic performance.

Urgent renovations are needed for two existing dormitories, in addition to the consideration of 24-unit blocks to alleviate classroom pressure.

 The expansion of the school’s assembly hall to accommodate 1,500 students was also highlighted.

She appealed to the government, corporate entities, and benevolent individuals to support the school in renovating the science and ICT laboratories, providing necessary furniture, science, and IT equipment.

The durbar, attended by thousands of past students from various year groups globally, marked the anniversary.

In her solidarity message, the Head Girl of the school, Ms. Clara Akpene Adoboe, stressed the importance of stakeholders supporting the school in providing necessary and adequate infrastructure for a more convenient and conducive learning environment.

“In fact the girls are forced to live and learn under a very difficult and some inappropriate conditions, yet they continue to make the best of the situations and are able to come out in flying colours in the national WASSCE examinations.

We would like to appeal to all our well-wishers and all those routing for the school to be intentional about providing needed resources for a conducive learning environment.” she stressed.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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