The chiefs and people of Brodi in the Tain District in the Bono region have held a durbar to raise funds for the establishment of a Senior High school in the town.
The durbar forms part of initiatives being undertaken by the chief of the Brodi Traditional Area, Nana Odeneho Shie Boffour II, to bring development to the Brodi town.
Besides the establishment of a Senior High school, the people of Brodi are also intent on undertaking a number of developmental activities aimed at ensuring the growth of the town.
The durbar was attended and graced by the sub-chiefs of Brodi and its suburbs, MP for Tain, Sulemana Adama and Adama Koulibaly, a representative of the DCE for Tain.
Addressing the citizens of the town at the durbar, Nana Odeneho Shie Boffour said education is the best legacy parents could bequeath their children, adding that it is a catalyst for development in every community.
“I am optimistic that when the school is fully operational, it would provide the necessary incentives for children in Brodi to attend Senior High school and acquire knowledge and skills capable of helping them to contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities around and the District”, he said.
He added that a senior high school has been established on two occassions in the area but it collapsed.
According to the chief, when the school was re-established for the second time, they wrote the WASSCE on three occasions, before the school ceased operation.
He commended the sub-chiefs and people of Brodi, the MP, DCE for the area and other stakeholders for their support and urged them to maintain the spirit of unity.
The Member of Parliament for Tain urged his constituents to continue to seek progress for the town and assured the gathering of his support to make significant contributions toward efforts to develop the town and its surrounding communities. The MP supported the project with GHc6,000.
The DCE’s representative, Koulibaly Adama also commended the chief of Brodi for his foresight and added that the DCE is ever ready to help the town in its mission to develop and contribute its quota to the school’s progress. An initial GHc14,000 was raised for the proposed project.
Mr. Ben Samson, Principal of the College, said the administration of the college received 2,814 qualified applications, but limited infrastructure and facilities disabled it from offering more
admissions. He congratulated those who gained entry into the college and urged them to take their lessons seriously to avoid expulsion from the college.
Mr. Ben Samson said they should make sure they attend lectures, concentrate on their books and take their clinical attachment for practical training at hospitals seriously. He urged them to remain focused, avoid acts of indiscipline, absenteeism and lateness either to class or the hospital.
The Principal reminded the students that promotion would be based solely on academic performance and warned of the withdrawal of students who fail to make the mark.
Mr. Ben Samson appealed to parents to support their children to achieve their aims of enrolling in the school reminding them and the students that acts of indiscipline would be sanctioned.
Dr. Benjamin Annan, the Dunkwa Municipal Health Director congratulated the principal and the entire staff for their hard work for the construction of a magnificent infrastructure for the school.
He also thanked the chiefs and those who have supported the school from the beginning till date and lamented on some numerous challenges facing the school.
The Health Director appealed to the government and Health ministry to assist the college to expand its infrastructure to boost teaching and learning.