WASS: Encroachers take over school land
Authorities at the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) are worried about the activities of traders and hawkers at the frontage of the school.
Several encroachers have settled on the whole front stretch of WASS making it difficult for anyone to notice the school. The place is synonymous with a market place where various items like toiletries, cloths, jewelries, food, shoes among others are being sold on a large scale.
Hawkers and residents are also using the place as a dumping site and to attend to nature’s call. The headmaster of the school fears the development could lead to an outbreak of airborne diseases.
Mr Eddison Osei Gyamera is therefore calling on the government to come to their aid to sack the encroachers. According to him, all efforts to get them out of the place have yielded little results.
“Our other appeal goes to the La Nkwantang Municipal Authority to take steps to throw out all the sellers and stackers at the frontage of the school, many people in Adenta do not even know that West Africa Senior High is here because the frontage of the school has been occupied by kiosk, dirty dilapidated structures and effort to get them out has proven futile,” Mr. Gyamera said at the 70th speech and prize giving day anniversary of the school.
He also pleaded with the government, organizations and philanthropists to help build dormitory facilities to make it a boarding school to reduce the burden of students staying far.
The board chairman of the school encouraged students to work harder to lift its image.
“The board has also worked tirelessly with the school’s administration and staff to improve the WASSCE results of the school, we’ve had meetings with teachers, we’ve had meeting with students, and we’ve interacted with them and we’ve done various things to make sure that we improve the academic performance of the school which is really the main purpose of the school.
“The school has moved from ranking in the 70s when the board took office, and we are now the 32nd in the overall performance of WASSCE,” he said.
The 70th anniversary celebration was marked with several performances by the school choir, cadet, orchestra, frontomfrom display among others. Guests from all walks of life graced the occasion among them were the MP for the area, Hon Alhaji Sorogo, the regional director of education, Dr Peter Atefuah, Heads of School, Barristers, Old students. Several items such as computers and accessories, books and printers were given to the school by various groups of WASSOSA. Some old students of WASS also sponsored prizes for the overall best students of the school. Gh¢1,000 and a laptop was donated to the student who had straight As in this year’s WASSCE.
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