Authorities of the Kpedze Senior High School (KSHS) in the Volta Region say they will use the golden jubilee anniversary celebration to bring to the fore the deplorable conditions in the school.
Established in 1962 by the late Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah on a 198 acre-land, the school has seen no rehabilitation since then.
Inaugurating a 17-member anniversary planning committee at Kpedze at the weekend, Mr Gabriel Anku, Headmaster of the KSHS lamented that the school with a population of 730 students had reached its limits and could take no new entrants if no new accommodation facilities were provided immediately.
Mr Anku said the school had only 15 classrooms which were grossly inadequate, forcing the authorities to hold some classes under trees.
The headmaster also said the dining hall, which was in a dilapidated state, was leaking badly.
He expressed his profound gratitude to the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the school for assisting to convert a library block into a four–unit classroom to accommodate fresh students this academic year.
The planning committee is under the chairmanship of Mr Nelson Gbesemete, the Chairman of the School’s Board of Governors. Inaugurating the committee, Mr Eric Kwame Atieku, charged members to get in touch with the old boys and girls to contribute their quota to the rehabilitation of the school.
“The contributions of the old students to the development of the school has not been absent,” said Mr Atieku.
The board chairman asked the committee to come up with a theme which would enable them to celebrate the anniversary in a grand style. He hinted that the anniversary would be launched tentatively before January 2011.