The Old Students’ Association of Koforidua Secondary Technical is to construct a 3000-capacity multipurpose assembly hall for the school. The new building is to ease pressure on the current hall which is also serving as dining and entertainment hall. The school which started with about 500 students now has a student population of about 2600.
The $900,000 project is expected to be completed and handed over to the school by 2017 when the school chalks 50 years. The president of the old students’ association Barimah Scofray Nana Yaw Yeboah expressed joy about the groundbreaking exercise and called on corporate bodies to support such a worthy cause. A promise was made during the schools’ speech and prize giving day held recently upon an appeal from the school for a befitting Assembly Hall that will give the school a face lift.
Even though plans were far advanced to build an ultramodern edifice for the school as an assembly hall, the old students’ association saw the coming 50th anniversary celebration as the opportune time to complete and hand over the project to the school. According to Yeboah, the association has so far mobilised Gh¢150,000 to commence the first phase of the project. He used the opportunity to express the association’s appreciation to the National Science and Maths Quiz team that placed 5th in the entire competition.
He said for their effort the association is buying an 80-inch plasma television for the school. The association also announced plans to link the school up with institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom such as the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Design and Technology Institution (D&T) and others. Cutting the sod for the commencement of the construction, the deputy Eastern Regional Minister Mrs. Mavis Ama Frimpong pledged to support the project with 100 bags of cement.