Christian Heritage Senior High Sch. cries for support
By: Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
Sound and quality education can be measured, or better still, attained when the necessary tools for teaching and learning are provided.
The European Convention on Human Rights obliges all signatory parties to guarantee the right to education. However, the right to education would be meaningless if the necessary materials such as learning materials and infrastructure are not provided.
The Christian Heritage Senior High and Technical School is a private second cycle institution located in the East Akyem Municipality of the region, desiring to provide quality education to students who access the school.
However, the quest of the school to provide sound education has met strong opposition, as it struggles over infrastructural deficit.
The school was established some sixteen years ago with a total student population of five, in what could be described as a bungalow-like structure, and has now metamorphosed into an educational institution to reckon with.
The student population has also increased from five to 1,200, but is not without the traditional challenges of infrastructural deficit.
The institution offers technical programmes such as auto mechanics, building and construction, electrical installation, and radio and television electronics, with General Arts, Business, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Agriculture Science and Science as its secondary programmes.
It further offers Diploma programmes such as Business Studies, made up of Accounting, Marketing, Secretarial and Administration
Speaking to the Eastern File shortly after the inauguration of the school’s Fire Cadet Corps, the Principal, Mr. Samuel Boateng, said the formation of the Cadet Corps was to instill discipline to the children among other things.
This discipline, he continued, would force their children to give out their best, not only to the school, but towards the development of the nation at large, hence, his appeal to parents of the children to offer their wards the needed support.
On his part, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi, expressed his gratitude to the forefathers of the school for their vision to empower the youth through sound education towards the development of the nation.
According to the Deputy Minister, the issue of indiscipline had become a social monster which was gradually eroding the norms and values of society, and urged management of the school to support the government to instill discipline among the youth.
The Eastern Regional Fire Officer, Mr. Edward Kweku Ashong, reiterated that the only tool that brings about a desirable performance of work was hard work and discipline.
To this end, he called on both the management of the school and students to be hard working and disciplined.
Touching on the fire situation in the region, he mentioned that incidents of fire and other fire-related cases were on the increase, and appealed to the gathering to cultivate and be conscious of factors that lead to fire outbreaks.
To him, undesired fires have been one major challenge confronting the country, taking into consideration lives and considerable properties that have been lost, whilst many have been rendered homeless, incapacitated, and reduced to absolute poverty because of the menace.
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