The chiefs and people of Krobo, near Techiman, in the Bono East region, have appealed to government to provide the Krobo Nursing Training College with accommodation for tutors and students.
The residents decry the lack of accommodation for students and tutors on campus, including the principal of the school, and called on the Middle Belt Development Authority, to intervene.
Oyeadieye Asa Akompanin, the chief of Krobo, in an interview with the Ghanaian Times, on Friday, at Krobo, said the principal of the college, 22 tutors and at least 500 students lived in rented houses in Techiman.
The chief, who is also the Kyidomhene of Techiman Traditional Area, said that there was no tutor to take care of students on campus, after classes, putting the lives of students in danger.
“We have inadequate classrooms, no auditorium, and science and computer centers. Few buildings, which are under construction, is left to rot. This has impacted negatively on the progress of the school”, he told the Ghanaian Times.
Oyeadieye Asa Akompanin called on authorities to erect fence around the college, to protect life and properties, saying that “stray animals and bad persons sneak in to cause harm.”
He said that 20-acre land has been earmarked for the development of the school, and appealed to NGOs, cooperate institutions and estate developers to come to the aid of the school.
The chief thanked government for establishing the nursing training college at Krobo, and appealed for infrastructural development for the institution.
The Assembly Member for Krobo Electoral Area, Mr Richard Asante, commended the efforts of Krobohene, the Adventist church and individuals for releasing their buildings to accommodate students.
Principal of the College, Mr David Kwame Diawuo, said the training institution which was established in 2012, has been doing well in academic works despite the numerous challenges.
Mr Diawuo pledged that teaching and non – teaching staff would work hard to improve the college, saying that ” government, NGOs, philanthropists and cooperate bodies must come to our aid”.
FROM EMMANUEL ADU GYAMFI, KROBO