The management of the Community Health Nursing Training School at Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana municipality in the Upper East Region has appealed to the government to, as a matter of urgency, construct a boys’ dormitory for the school to enhance teaching and learning.
The administrator of the school, Mr Sumani Inusah, made the appeal when the Upper East Regional Minister, Ms Paulina Patience Abayage, undertook a day’s working visit on Friday to some selected tertiary institutions in the area to see how they were faring.
According to the administrator, as a result of the lack of boys’ dormitory for the school, the boys were compelled to rent rooms in town, farther from the school’s campus.
This, he stressed, did not only make it difficult for the staff of the school to monitor and supervise the academic and moral progress of the students, but also made the students come to school late.
Mr Inusah indicated that the school had dormitory for the girls, however, complained of lack of borehole for the school, adding that the girls compete with the community to have access to water thereby affecting academic work.
He, therefore, appealed to the government and other development partners to come to the aid of the school by providing it with boys’ dormitory and water facility.
In response, the regional minister, gave the assurance that she would lobby with development partners to ensure that the school’s demands were met and entreated both the staff and students to work hard to help contribute to national development.
In another development, the regional minister also visited the University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus and gave the assurance that the government was committed to making the Navrongo Campus autonomous.
She stated that as part of the government’s efforts to help redeem its electoral promise, the internal roads of the campus including that of the Saint John Bosco’s College of Education have been awarded to a contractor to commence work soon.
Ms Abayage told the management of the Navrongo Campus that the government alone could not do it all and impressed upon the authorities to collaborate with other development partners, especially those interested in science and technology, to complement the government’s efforts toward supporting the campus.
She further urged management of the institution to involve traditional and religious leaders in running the affairs of the university and stressed that when the residents had the sense of ownership of the institution, they would contribute in diverse ways to help develop the campus.
FROM SAMUEL AKAPULE