The centre manager and administrator of Baworo Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICESS) at the Ejisu Municipality in the Ashanti region, Mr. Paul K. Darko is appealing to government, NGOs, agencies and individuals to support the institution in areas of infrastructure and human resources.
Speaking at the launching of Baworo ICESS’ 20th anniversary on 11th July, the Centre manager noted that, the institution is bedeviled with poor and inadequate infrastructure (classrooms, dormitories, furniture, library, workshop and laboratories) leading to congestion and inefficiency which sometimes causes admission seekers to turn down offers at the centre. He also stressed on inadequate practical tools and equipment to support
academic work and further called for support to help to get a means of transport to facilitate carriage of goods and services at the centre.
He also lamented on the poor state of their toilet facility which is being used by both the male and females students.
According to the centre manager, the institution seeks to refurbish the existing classrooms, equip the computer laboratory, construct a new administration block, classrooms and workshops, completion of girls hostel kitchen, fence compound, purchase adequate and suitable equipment for all subjects and many others.
Addressing the audience, the president of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana at KNUST, Mr. Abraham Poku-Adu pledged the association’s resolve to support the Baworo ICESS in some forms to help address some of their challenges. He however reiterated that government and other agencies should help address the challenges.
Baworo ICESS which was established on 13th November, 1997 is part of the nationwide ICESS programme. It is aTechnical and Vocational training institute which aims to provide skills for youth in the communities, including students from deprived families. Not only does the centre give students employable skills, but also the chance to partake in the NVTI (National Vocational Training Institute) and NABPTEX (National Board for professional and Technical Examination exams, which can lead to polytechnic or university and makes them wholly more employable.
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Source: Edward Oppong Marfo