The Science Laboratory Block of Accra Academy has been refurbished to boost the teaching and learning of science in the school.
The initiative, which was funded by Tullow Ghana with the support of the 1990-year group of the school,provided interactive projectors and smart boards to the tune of $25,000
At the ceremony, the Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, Mr Charles Darku, said refurbishing the laboratory was a realisation of the company’s vision of shared prosperity.
“We find ways to work with our local communities and host governments to share in the gains of our collective efforts in this case in ensuring that the next generation of future engineers and scientists benefit from the best teaching and learning resources that are available in the country,” he said.
The science block, he said, had seen major architectural and structural renovations, including the replacement of obsolete fittings with new ones, the supply of modern laboratory equipment and repair of the existing water tank to ensure uninterrupted water supply to aid with lab work.
He said over the next three years, Tullow had invested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at all levels of education in Ghana.
Mr Darku advised the students to take advantage of the opportunity the new laboratories would bring to maintain the excellent educational standards of the school.
The Headmaster of the school, Rev. William Garr, said the refurbishment of the laboratory had given science education in the school a big boost.
“The facility placed in the hands of the school’s teachers virtually everything needed to ensure effective teaching and learning. Our science students will study with much more confidence,” he said.
He said with the expectant increase in the population of science students, there was the need to construct two additional laboratories and the upgrading of the school’s Science Resource Centre to meet international standards to ease pressure of the newly refurbished facility.
Rev. Garr, who commended Tullow and the old students,also lauded the Ghana National Petroleum Company for supporting the school with GH¢ 40,000 to finance a water improvement project connected to the refurbished laboratory.
“The school is grateful to the contractors who worked on the project; Solutions and Services Limited, Demoven Enterprise and ICR Multimedia Limited”.
The immediate-paste headmaster of the school, Mr Samuel Ofori-Adjei, said there was the need for the school to take good care of the facility.