The celebration of the 40 years anniversary of the Kwahu Tafo St. Joseph Technical Institute (JOTEC) in the Eastern Region has the teething challenges confronting the school.
According to the school authorities, has the lack of fence and dormetary of the school which is now forty (40) years remained some of the biggest challenges confronting the school.
Addressing the gathering, the Principal of Kwahu Tafo St Joseph Technical Institute, Mrs. Fustina Asibi Afoko, in her report during the 40th anniversary celebration held at the school premises in the Eastern Region disclosed that the unfenced of JOTEC causes danger to students and the school authorities urged government and stakeholders to provide the school with fence.
She lamented over the lack of proper dormitory, stressing that the problem of dormitory of the schools as human resources has been affecting teaching and learning of the students of the school.
This pathetic situation, according to her, has informed the decision of the school authorities to convert sone classrooms and staff bungalows into a dormitory due to lack adquate space to accommodate the students.
She therefore appealed for support from the government, philanthropists and other organizations to come to their aid of infrastructure.
Mrs. Afoko, however stated that despite the challenges confronting the school, it had recorded improvement since her assumption of office, citing the students population has increased to more than 1,000, with the strength of the teaching and learning respectively.
He indicated that the academic performance of the students are great and the school has experienced yearly improvement and he strongly hopes that if the infrastructure is expanded and upgraded, it will enhance effective teaching and learning.
On his part, the Chief of Kwahu Tafo, Nana Kwasi Opoku Minta ll called on the central government the community, benevolent organisations, old students and other corporate organizations to come to the aid of the school in order to build the modern dormetory for the Kwahu Tafo St Joseph Technical Institute.
He also advised students to take advantage of the opportunity provided to become marketable in future so they could contribute meaningfully to the development of their communities and the nation as a whole.
On her side, the Eastern Regional Acting Director of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Mrs. Evelyn Dansoa Boateng emphasized the importance of TVET students, as the greatest asset of any developed-inclined nation.
She entreated teachers to instill good behaviour and discipline in their students and to ensure their progress academically.
"I am calling on the teachers to continue to monitor the performance and supervise the various assignments of the students to help them reach their full potentials in future," she stressed.