Authorities of Hohoe Evangelical Presbyterian Senior High School have appealed to the government to address the infrastructure needs of the school.
The Headmaster, Franklin Amesimeku, made the appeal during the school’s 60th anniversary, emphasizing the urgent need for steps to be taken in order to address the numerous problems confronting the institution.
With approximately 3,369 students, the headmaster disclosed that there is no functional bus available for conveying students to programs and other locations, which hampers the enhancement of their academic work, among many other challenges.
Mr. Amesimeku also noted that the unavailability of school pick-ups has made administrative work difficult, especially due to the poor condition of the existing vehicle.
He noted that having good vehicles will help provide more effective school administration.
Regarding dormitories, Mr. Amesimeku noted that it is evident that the inadequacy of facilities directly affects academic performance.
He further noted that accommodating over 3,200 students in dormitories meant for less than a thousand students is not only dehumanizing but also portrays management and stakeholders as indifferent to students.
“It is in light of this inexpressible condition that we, as an institution, have high expectations of receiving help from every possible source to address this significant infrastructure deficit,” he noted.
“In light of the implementation of free SHS, students from all regions of the country are placed in the school, leaving us with no choice but to admit them. This has overwhelmed the existing accommodation facilities, resulting in severe congestion,” he added.
Mr. Franklin Amesimeku also lamented the stalled GetFund two-story administration block project located just opposite the current administration block, which has been left at the mercy of the weather.
He mentioned that the project began in 2020 but has been abandoned, making administrative work difficult.
“This structure is deteriorating as work has been stalled for over three years now, and considering the amount of funds already invested in that project, we cannot afford to let it decay. Therefore, we are calling on GetFund to promptly complete this building for the growth of the school,” he emphasized.
Regarding security, he noted that the school is always gripped with fear due to the fact that there are only two security personnel on campus. Thus, he urged the hiring of additional security personnel for the school. However, he commended the government, the Ministry of Education, and the Member of Parliament for the area, John Peter Amewu, for their continuous support to the school.
The school Prefect, Attara Kwesi Prosper, in his speech, highlighted that the prefectorial board, in collaboration with the teachers, ensures an effective prep system to help students excel in their examinations.
Master Attara Kwesi Prosper also expressed concern about the lack of sufficient water storage facilities such as poly tanks and reservoirs, making it difficult for students to arrive at school on time.
The 60th anniversary of EP Senior High School (HEPSS) was celebrated under the theme “HEPSS@60: Reflecting on Our Journey and Inspiring New Directions: The Role of Stakeholders.”
The occasion was graced by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Minister of Railways John Peter Amewu, among many other dignitaries.