St Roses PTA Donates To School
The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of St Roses Senior High School (SHS) has donated science laboratory equipment to the school to help retool its science laboratory, and enhance effective teaching and learning.
Valued at GH₵103,000, the science laboratory equipment include resistance box, convex lenses, triangular prism, nylon thread, stop watch, voltmeter, optical pins, resistors, crocodile clips, calorimeters, and colorimeter coppers.
Others were thermometers, spring balance, 9V energizer batteries, distillation plant, glass pipette, burette, weighing machines, comical flask, test tubes, retord stand, and wash bottles.
According to the Chairman of the PTA, Mr Victor Abbey the decision to donate the equipment to the school last Saturday followed an appeal made to the Association by the school’s administrative body indicating that the current science laboratory lacked critical laboratory equipment.
“Somewhere last year a special appeal was made to the parent body to support the school in procuring very critical science laboratory equipment for the school as the current laboratory lacks a lot of equipment,” Dr Abbey said.
“Through voluntary contributions of parents we were able to procure this critical equipment that is required at this crucial time, especially, when the queens are preparing for their WASSCE,” Dr Abbey added.
Dr Abbey urged students of the school, including final year students to make use of laboratory equipment and ask critical questions in order to widen their knowledge.
This, he said, would enable them prepare adequately for their West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), and also help in the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, among the students.
The Chairman further pointed out that having such science equipment would enable the students understand the lessons better as its practical nature would come out clearly.
On the promotion of STEM education among young girls, Dr Abbey said “obviously St Roses is an all-girls school, so with these the STEM agenda is fully supported and the teachers are committed so we believe it will go a long way to support that programme.”
Dr Abbey thanked the parents for the contributions made in procuring the science equipment as well as the administrative body of the school for their commitment in shaping the academic and moral life of the students.
Receiving the science equipment, the Headmistress of the school, Mrs Marian Esi Jackson lauded the Association for the kind gesture adding it would improve the teaching of practical subjects like science.
Mrs Jackson noted that she was confident the final year students would perform excellently in this year’s WASSCE as the teachers had played their part in preparing them adequately.
That notwithstanding, she advised them to study assiduously in order to better the performance recorded the previous year.
The Headmistress also noted the science equipment donated by the Association would be used for its intended purpose and called on other relevant stakeholders to emulate the kind gesture.