Koforidua Secondary Technical School (KSTS) has undergone a lot of transformation over the years. Recently it was downgraded from a grade “A” school to grade “B” by the Ghana Education Service (GES), owing to its lack of an independent assembly hall. Over the years the school has utilised its dining hall as an assembly hall for all forms of school gatherings. However, the hall which was built to contain a population of about 600 people has lost its capacity as the population of the students have increased significantly (currently there are about
2,500 students in the school). The school currently holds its assembly gathering in the open, which normally gets distracted by natural phenomena.
The old students association have mobilised resources to design, build and commission a multipurpose assembly hall christened “MPAH” to help the school regain its grade as well as accommodate the ever increasing population of the student. MPAH is a two-storey assembly hall with a seating capacity of over 3000 students on the ground and ancillary offices on the first floor for staff and other school activities. If completed it would be the largest hall for gatherings in any second cycle and if possible tertiary institution in Ghana.
MPAH will also help the alumni to rebuild a healthy and positive relationship with GES, which has been lost over the years owing to the perceived lack of support from the alumni. This could mean funding support from GES to support future projects within the school.
The alumni intend on commissioning the project valued at $900,000 in November 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary celebrations of the school. It will be the greatest achievement of the alumni to-date, but will require extra efforts from all members to raise funds and solicit support from external reputable organizations. The project management and design team are all alumni and volunteering their time, wealth and self to achieve the objectives of the project.
Below are some images of the 3D design and current work in progress