She said some unpatriotic persons had taken advantage of the unfenced compound and had turned the school’s premises into a dumping site and a round-about for vehicles.

They also carry out other unpleasant activities on the compound such as smoking of cigarette and marijuana which did not augur well for the health of the children as well as affecting effective teaching and learning.

Madam Ndede made the appeal when the school celebrated its second “Open Day and Home Coming” of old students at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region.

The celebration was on the theme: “A Serene Environment – Effective Academic Work.”

Madam Ndede pleaded for assistance to construct staff common room, computer laboratory and the provision of computers.

She said in the Basic Education Certificate Examination among 103 private and public junior high school students in the Akim Oda Municipality, the Ridge Experimental School placed fifth.

The school, which has a kindergarten, primary and junior high school, was established in 1966 by the late Mr Kwegyirime with some few pupils, but now has 970 children with 35 teachers.

“The school’s kindergarten and primary won the 2015 first ever best Kindergarten and Primary Schools Awards of the Eastern Region held in Tamale.”

Mr William Agyapong Quaittoo, the Member of Parliament for Akim Oda, who graced the occasion, pledged 1,500 cement blocks to support the construction of the fence wall and gave the assurance of making provision of some computers to the school.

Mr Fred Herbert Kpoor, the Birim Central Municipal Education Director, who was the guest speaker, appealed to teachers to teach the children with patience.

Twenty-one pupils were awarded with text books for their excellent academic performance.

Source: GNA


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