Agyewodin Professor Adu Gyamfi Ampem, the Paramount Chief of Acherensua in the Asutifi South District of Brong-Ahafo Region, has appealed to the President to help them to develop the Acherensua Senior High School (ACHESCO).
He said the school was in urgent need of modern science laboratory, library, boys and girls dormitories and a pick up vehicle.
Agyewodin Prof Ampem made the appeal when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo paid a visit to the Acherensua SHS on Wednesday.
He was accompanied by Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, the Minister of National Security and an old student of the school, Mr Kwadwo Alan Kyeremanten, Minister of Trade, Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, and Mrs Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister of Works and Housing.
The President and his entourage including some members of Parliament and other Ministers of State were returning from Goaso after he had concluded the official launch the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign.
Agyewodin Prof Ampem said ACHESCO was among the oldest schools in the country adding that it has churned out several students who occupy responsible positions in governance and other sectors of the country.
He expressed unhappiness with the current state of the school and appealed to the President to help address the teething challenges confronting the school.
Responding to the plea, President Akufo-Addo affirmed his commitment to implement the Free Senor High School policy in September this year.
The President assured the chief that he would personally follow and ensure that the school gets especially a befitting science laboratory.
He said his government has placed premium and recognised science and technology as a critical component towards nation building.
He rallied the support of traditional rulers towards the national reconstruction processes.
Earlier, Mr kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, commended the chiefs and people on Acherensua for their support which ensured victory for the NPP in 2016.