Ningo Senior High School in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region, would not be able to admit new students during the 2010/2011 academic year, if additional infrastructure are not provided to the school.

The school would require new more classrooms, dormitories, library, computers, an efficient science laboratory and many facilities to cope with the anticipated high enrolment figures envisaged by the school authorities.

Mr Christopher K. Sedefia, Headmaster, said this at the 34th Annual Speech and Prize-Giving Day of the school which was on the theme: “Quality Education, a shared Responsibility,” at Old Ningo on Saturday.

He noted that the school has a large catchment area from most areas in the region, including Accra and Tema.

The Headmaster said the school with the current student population of 913 made up of 459 girls and 454 boys lacked a number of amenities.

He said despite the lack of adequate facilities the school had over the years made modest academic achievements, chalking 100 per cent passes through the hard work of the teachers and students.

Mr Sedefia said although the staffing position of the school had improved, lack of accommodation was a hindrance for effective teaching as most of them commute daily from Accra, Tema and other surrounding areas to teach.

He said the School’s Disciplinary Committee in conjunction with the Guidance and Counselling Department had ensured that indiscipline among students was swiftly dealt.

Professor Sammy T. Sackey of the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Ghana, who chaired the function, said agricultural science students of the school would be exposed to the development of plantain production as part of a new training programme.

He said a tissue culture to establish plantain suckers to teach the rudiments of agricultural development, using irrigated schemes to supply to local farmers had been developed and the students would be encouraged to get involved in its propagation.

Source: GNA