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Regional News of Saturday, 4 June 2011

Source: GNA

St. John's Integrated School needs more special teachers

Navrongo (UE) June 4, GNA - The St. John's Integrated Senior High Technical School (SHS) in Navrongo, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service to post more special teachers to the school to teach hearing impaired students. Mrs Gemma A. Kazaresam, Headmistress, made the request at the school= 's first Speech and Prize Giving Day at Navrongo at the weekend. She said there was the need to give school children with disabilities the opportunity to develop their talents. Mrs Kazaresam appealed to Government, organisations and philanthropist= s to help the school to acquire staff accommodation, computer laboratory, educational infrastructure including library, administrative block, science laboratory, dining hall, and to fence around the compound. She expressed worry about the lack of special teachers, which impedes teaching and learning of students with hearing problem. Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, said St. John's Integrated SHS would benefit from Government projects for Senior High/Technical Schools in the area. He said a two-storey dormitory block and 12 unit classroom blocks were under construction. The Minister advised Ghanaians, particularly the youth to refrain from sexual promiscuity to avoid contracting HIV/AIDS. He advised students to desist from alcoholism, prostitution, drug abus= e and other negative practices and study hard to enable them to pass their examinations. Mr Conrad K. Balig, the Program Manager for World Vision Ghana, 91Yout= h Alive', presented carpentry and masonry tools and 10 sewing machines, whi= ch cost about 5,500 Ghana Cedis to the Technical Department of the School. He appealed to traditional rulers in the area to do away with obsolete cultural practices impeding the development of the people.