V/R: Headmistress charges staff to step up their game, laments over poor infrastructure

By: Frank Kwame Abbor | ignewss.com | Avatime

Current state Avasec student’s toilet

The headmistress of Avatime Senior high school in Avatime – Vane in the Ho West district of the Volta Region, Madam Rebecca Venya, has held an emergency meeting with her teachers to discuss the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results analysis.

According to her, the Avatime school is classified as a non-performing school (zero school) due to the percentage analysis of the last WASSCE examination of the school.

“The kind of students posted to our school are not good materials but we can make them good.” She noted.

She observed that, “we developed different forms of strategies in order for these students to pass their examination with ease but it seems all is not working.”

She encouraged the teachers to identify one or two students from each class and pay attention to them to have grade A1 or at least B3.

Madam Venya made these statements on the back of the kind of students posted to the school with questionable Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) results adding that, the ones with good B.E.C.E grades are sent to the so-called good schools all in the name of free senior high school placement.

She also used the opportunity to sensitise the teaching staff on the issues of punishment especially the use of cane and advised them to stay away from canning but rather use other descent forms and appropriate means to assist the students.

The Avatime Senior high school is one of the Senior High Schools in the Volta Region that lacks infrastructure.

Classrooms, dormitory for the boys and the worse of all, a place of convenience (toilet) are nothing write home about.

IGNEWSS search indicated that, governments’ effort to put up one toilet facility under the program “Government special initiative dubbed 1million one constituency”, is still not completed since the year 2018.

The school cannot boast of a single bungalow on campus for teachers to help supervise the progress of the students.

The accommodation deficit even in the community has also posed a great challenge to day students who will choose to rent rooms in town.

“The coming of the first year students to the school is a headache to me”- Madam Venya mentioned.

SOURCE: www.ignewss.com

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