The Upper East Regional Minister,Hon. Paulina Patience Abayage has advised students in the country especially the Bolgatanga Technical Institute (BOTECH) to endeavour to follow laid down procedures and channels of communication to address their grievances. She said the Students’ Representative Council to School Management to District Education Office to the Regional Education Directorate before hitting the street with demonstration.
Hon. Patience Abayage charged the school management to be proactive not reactive in picking intelligence on the ground and work hard to Nip in the Bud students’ concerns before they turn to be national issues.
The Regional Minister gave the advice yesterday when she interacted with the staff and the student body of BOTECH following last week Friday’s agitation by the students which nearly turned chaotic.
Digesting the causes that prompted the students’ agitation, it came to light that the students lack water for bathing, poor toilet facilities, non-availability of a school bus, school I.D card which is yet to be confirmed whether they paid for it or not and substantive headmaster which the Hon.
Minister described as legitimate.
However, the Hon. Minister was not happy about the poor condition of the toilet facility at the school and urged the administration to schedule the students to clean the facility on rotational basis as a form of instilling responsibility and patriotism in them.