The Sekondi College (SECKO) in the Western region, has launched a green revolution in which the college plans to actively engage in agriculture production to achieve food sufficient and generate income.
As part of the initiative, which also aims at increasing agriculture production to meet the food demand in the region, the college has embarked on tilapia,vegetable and rubber production targeted for the market in its catchment area and beyond.
“The school has launched a green revolution where agriculture is the kingpin. We have prepared our existing fishpond to be restocked soon,” Mr. Francis Rexford Sam, headmaster of SECKO, announced at the 64th anniversary celebration of the school on Saturday.
The event, which was on theme “Modern day secondary education challenges: the role of old students,” was an awards day and homecoming for old students to celebrate SECKO as the best senior high in the Western region for 2015.
Mr. Sam indicated that, SECKO would before the end of the academic year, undertake tilapia cage farming on the vast area of water on the eastern part of the school, adding that the school would soon harvest its maize and vegetable plantations.
In addition, the headmaster said they have nursed about 3,000 rubber plant seedlings which are ready for transplanting, in addition to its teak farm.
Touching on its challenges, Mr. Sam noted that the school was yet to overcome the problems of inadequate infrastructure for classrooms, laboratories, dormitories and accommodation for staff.
In that regard, he called for assistance from the old students to help solve some of the problems, and gave the assurance that the management of the school would continue to ensure strict discipline and high academic and moral standards in the school.
From Clement Adzei Boye, Sekondi