By Samuel Akumatey, GNA
Ho, Jan. 11, GNA - The Old Students Association of the Ave Senior High School in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region has hinted of plans to start special Mathematics and Science classes for students in the School to perk-up their academic performance.
The initiative followed the poor academic performance of the School in recent times, which is said to be affecting students’ enrolment.
Mr Richard Dzorkpe, President of the Association, at a meeting of the Old Students noted that the School’s performance was “extremely poor” with Mathematics and Science subjects as the weakest points.
He said the Association would therefore engage members who were teachers to organise regular classes for the students and prepare them for external examinations.
Mr Dzorkpe said the Association was also in discussions with some members to support work on a 300-bed capacity boy’s dormitory, and a fence wall under construction to enhance infrastructural development of the School.
He also appealed for support for the school’s Computer and Science laboratories, which he said were under resourced and affecting student’s practical academic work.
Dr Donald Cog Agumenu, a project management expert and Founder of Water for Rural Africa, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) who was the special guest at the meeting underscored the need to motivate students, and proposed the development of an award scheme to celebrate the best in Science and Mathematics.
He suggested that the awards scheme included; tertiary education scholarships for excelling final year students and commended the Old Students Association for the foresight.
Dr Agumenu said although deprived, the Akatsi area has huge potentials for cassava, industrial starch and ethanol productions, and called for collaboration between the various stakeholders in turning the area into a processing hub.
He pledged his NGO’s support in ensuring that water, sanitation and other social amenities were evenly distributed throughout the District.