Lack of demonstration rooms at the Women’s Training Institute of the Department of Community Development (DCP) is thwarting efforts of tutors to impart quality vocational skills to students, Mr. Robert Owusu Ansah, Western Regional Director of the DCP, has said.
Addressing the 14th graduation of the Institute, he said the Institute had no workshop and demonstration rooms for courses such as catering, information and communication technology, hairdressing and fashion design and kitchen and dining hall.
He said the forceful ejection by the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly from the institute’s old premises to its current campus had further worsened the situation.
Mrs. Georgina Baaba Otoo, Headmistress of the School, said 4.6 acres of land acquired by government for a permanent campus for the school had also been encroached on.
“The institute is surrounded by mighty mansions making the place not ideal for girls especially to train. Staff and students are exposed to danger”, she said.
Mrs. Otoo said the school needed additional classroom blocks, computer laboratory, fencing and access road and demonstration rooms among others to ensure effective teaching and learning. She said the institute would run some male dominated trades such as mobile phone repairs, electrical, plumbing, welding and spraying for the 2014/2015 academic year. GNA