The management of the Tetteh Ocloo State School for the Deaf at Adjei Kojo in the Tema Metropolis has renewed its appeal to the government to address infrastructural challenges facing the school.
The Headmistress of the School, Ms Barbara Ennin, who made the appeal disclosed that work on a two-storey dormitory block for male students, which started in 1999, had come to a standstill while the female dormitory block, which was completed in 2011, was yet to be put to use due to the lack of approval from the appropriate authorities.
She said as a result of these challenges, students travelled long distances from as far as Kasoa, Kpong, Ningo, Prampram to and from school daily and that was negatively impacting on academic work because the children came in late and went home early.
Ms Ennin spoke about problems confronting the school when one of the aspiring National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Tema West Constituency, Mr Bill Boglo-Hedo, presented assorted items, including detergents, bags of rice, sugar, bags of sachet water and soft drinks, to the school.
The headmistress thanked Mr Boglo-Hedo for his benevolence but appealed to him to help the school communicate its sentiments to the right authorities for the completion of the boys’ hostel, as well as the reconstruction of parts of the school’s fence which collapsed during the June 3 floods, stressing that the early completion of the projects would enable the school to accommodate the male students.
Pledge to the school
Mr Boglo-Hedo, a Pensions Research and Risk Management Officer, as part of the celebration of his birthday, visited the school in fulfilment of his pledge to help the school to engage security personnel to help meet the security needs of the school. He also pledged to help meet the concerns raised by the school to the appropriate authorities.
The aspiring parliamentary candidate said, for the past years, he had celebrated his birthday with the less privileged to inspire and motivate them to aspire to greater heights.
He was optimistic that he would go through the primaries and move on to wrest the seat from the opposition New Patriotic Party to enable him to do more to serve the people.
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