The Senior Prefect of the Awe Senior High Technical School, at Saboro, a suburb of Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana East district, Cletus Azure, has complained that most of the books in the school library are archaic.
He has therefore appealed for their replacement, to ensure students obtain contemporary knowledge and information.
He made the complaint at the school’s 20th anniversary celebration and the 7th Speech and Prize-Giving Day held last Saturday, on the theme: “Bridging the gap between the well-endowed and the less-endowed Senior High Schools”.
In an address, the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, disclosed that within a period of three years, the government had provided the school, among other things, a 36-seater bus, a six-unit classroom block, an assembly hall, and dormitory blocks, which are in the completion stages.
According to him more facilities would be provided the schools if the students remain disciplined and take good care the existing facilities.
Mr Woyongo assured the headmaster and the staff that he would push for a boarding status for the school, to enhance its development.
Mr Woyongo commended the Parent-Teacher Association for providing the school a Home Economics block, a computer centre and a library, as well as the rehabilitating the school vehicle and building a garage for it.
With the nation preparing for the December election, he cautioned the students not to allow themselves to be used by political group for any unrest before, during and after the elections.
For his part, the Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, an old student, hinted awarding scholarships to three brilliant but needy students of the school.
The scholarship scheme, he revealed, would be named after the late Colonel Roger Feli, Mr Joe Issaka and Dr Lawrence Atingdui, all old pupils of the school when it was a Middle School, as an honour to them.
The Regional Director of Education, Mr Paul Apanga, chaired the event and called on parents to send their children to school.