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WETO Technical School left to rot

In a time when technical and vocational education appeared to be given top priority by the government of the Republic of Ghana, the WETO Technical School, located in Anfoeta in the Ho West district of the Volta Region, has been utterly disregarded by the same government and left to ruin.

The self-help facility for the community had a workshop, a dormitory for both boys and girls with 500 beds and mattresses, a 25-acre plot of land that was fenced in and guarded, and an 18-unit classroom complex with 25 teachers’ bungalows.

According to Engineer Edward Anyam, Secretary to the School Management Committee (SMC), the school started as an experimental school years back in the 60s and when the experimental School was replaced by Junior High School system, the facility was transformed to a vocational school.

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He said, with the help of the Roman Catholic Church, they got some teachers, working and learning tools.

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“When the community noticed that the school was no longer functioning well and about to collapse, they took it upon themselves to transform the school into a modern technical school by levying all community members both home and abroad in 2019 and were hoping that government will absorb the school but to their surprise and disappointment it did not happen”. He narrated.

Engineer Anyam added that, several attempts made by the community for government to absorb the school proved futile.

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He noted that, they made further follow-up and were assured that once the school is a Technical School, government will absorb it into a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution but that has not materialized till now.

Checks by Inside Ghana News Service (IGNEWSS) revealed that, the facility is currently being used to host people anytime there is funeral and events in the community.

A 30-year old electrical student, Seyram Hayibor said, he is now a school dropout because he attended the school for just a term before the school collapsed and he was unable to continue elsewhere.

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“Am now at home doing an Okada business for my daily bread. I am appealing to government to come to our aid and absorb the school so that my brothers and sisters who do not have access to the mainstream SHS can have a chance to attend this school and become great personalities in future.” He appealed.

Residents are once again appealing to government, as a matter of urgency, to come to their aid and take over the school as early as possible if not all the efforts of the community will go waste for the facility is fast deteriorating.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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