Residents of Adjen Kotoku in the Ga West Municipality have appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to add agricultural science to the programmes of study at their new senior high school.
According to them, being a predominantly farming community, which is bedeviled with activities of sand winning and bush burning, the area could turn its fortunes in crop and animal production around with the introduction of agriculture to the school’s programmes.
Nii Kpakpo Ababio, an elder of the area, in an interview with the GNA, said though they were happy with the three courses currently on offer in the school, they would still want the GES to include agriculture too.
He said, "Most of us here are farmers and we will be glad to see our wards come home with new and better methods of farming as they are being taught in school.
"If government can include agriculture to the courses that are being run in this new school of ours, we will be very happy," he appealed.
Nii Ababio, who is a retired educationist, also appealed to the GES to quickly absorb the school and post qualified staff and resources for quality teaching and learning to take place.
Adjen Kotoku Senior High School, which started somewhere in December last year with a student population of less than 20, now has a population of more than 100, the school’s authorities have confirmed.
It is a community day school for boys and girls, offering three programmes, in General Arts, Visual Arts and Home Economics.
Authorities say processes are almost complete for the school to be absorbed fully by government and the GES where permanent staff and resources will be provided for effective teaching and learning.
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