The Principal of the Amedzope College of Education, Dr Dickson Tsey has bemoaned the huge infrastructural deficit at the school.
Speaking at the launch of the 7th anniversary of the college, Dr Tsey said although management has put in its best to maintain the school the available structures are inadequate to host the students and staff.
He noted that little investment in the refurbishment of the school, thus, called for support to save the school from collapse.
He also added that the inadequate facilities have significantly impeded the teaching and learning process of the school.
“Since the school was established 75 years ago, I regret to say that only the library and one classroom block on the main campus has been added.
“And with the increasing number of students, there is no lecture room to accommodate 150 or more at a time,” he lamented.
Highlighting another problem that needs attention, Dr Tsey said the road network which includes the one leading to the college in a very deplorable state.
According to him, the college is unable to undertake the projects due to its capital-intensive nature.
He, therefore, appealed to government and organisations to come to the aid of the college in terms of the road network and infrastructure the college deserves.
On her part, the Deputy Education Minister, Gifty Twum Ampofo promised the government’s commitment to providing the needed resources to enable the college to compete favourably with other colleges of education in the country.
She noted that the Education Ministry knows it is the role of the central government to provide the needed resources and infrastructure in the various institutions.
Mrs Gifty said the government will continue to work with the relevant authorities and stakeholders to expand infrastructure in the colleges of education across the country.
“Research and professional development have become a key component in this new dispensation and colleges are therefore expected to contribute to knowledge production to improve learning and teaching,” she said
Gifty Twum Ampofo however urged tutors to come out with innovative research work which can promote best practices in teaching and learning in the schools for the socio-economic transformation of Ghana.
Source: Ghana News