Management of Adu Gyamfi Senior High School at Jamasi in the Sekyere South District of the Ashanti Region has made an urgent appeal to the government for the expansion of infrastructure at the school.

According to management, the ever-increasing student population does not commensurate with the current physical infrastructure for effective teaching and learning.

The headmaster of the school, Dr. Berko-Acheampong, said this during a handing-over ceremony of a 34-unit bathroom to the school by the Old Students.

The 34-unit bathroom project costs about 60,000 Ghana Cedis and was financed through voluntary contributions from members of Adu Gyamfi Old Students Association (ADGAS). It took about one year and five months to complete.

The project was conceived in April 2019 as a solution to the undue delay that was being caused especially at the Girls’ Dormitory in the morning, due to limited bathroom facilities.

The giant three-in -one compound dormitory, which hosts three Houses namely, Brefo Sarpong, Osei Ntem and Oppong Peprah had only 12 cubicle bathrooms for the about 687 students.

This meant that students to bathroom cubicle ratio was 50 to one. With the completion of the additional 34 units or cubicles however, the ratio will now come down to 15 students to a cubicle, drastically reducing congestion at the bathroom.

Secretary of Adu Gyamfi Old Students Association, Manu Raphael Agyarko said the initiative was undertaken by the Association in response to results from a fact-finding mission conducted to ascertain challenges being encountered in the school.

He attributed the successes being chalked by members of the Association in all sectors of life to the solid academic foundation they received from the school.

The bathroom project was therefore their way of giving back to their alma mater. 

He expressed gratitude to all members who donated generously towards the project.

Mr. Agyarko said the Old Students Association had provided the school with a 50 thousand Cedi water system as a stop-gap for the perennial water crisis in the area.

He appealed to all past students of the school to appreciate the need to associate with the Association to pool resources to help address challenges being faced by the school.

Headmaster of the school, Dr. Berko-Acheampong thanked the past students for the gesture and assured that management shall adopt an effective maintenance culture so that the new bathroom facility is always kept in good condition.

He said as a result of the Free Senior High School Policy, current student population is almost four thousand, putting pressure on the school’s limited infrastructure, particularly the dinning and Assembly halls.