The Headmaster of Esiama Secondary Technical Senior High School, Mr. Moses K. Yankey, has appealed to the government, non-governmental organizations and public-spirited organizations to help address the numerous challenges facing the school.
He told the GNA in an interview that the school lacked accommodation, with students lodging in hostels that charge exorbitant rent, compelling students to crowd in rooms with some sleeping on the floor.
Mr. Yankey said there was an urgent need to build dormitories for both boys and girls, taking into account the increasing number of students.
He said as students are accommodated in hostels, most of their time was spent on looking for food from outside the school.
Mr Yankey said the Parent/Teacher Association was putting up a dining hall and that the school needs to be fenced as well as a vehicle.
He said in spite of these problems the school had been performing well academically and was one of the best in the district.
When contacted the District Director of Education, Madam Dinah Caroline Gyimah, confirmed the story, saying “my outfit is aware of problems in the school and we sympathize with them.”
She said as a new district, it was saddled with many challenges and called on NGOs, philanthropists to team up with the government to salvage the school from its current predicament. GNA