The old students association of the University of Cape Coast Junior High School, UNIJOSA, has presented science laboratory equipment worth over GH 20,000 to the school.
The gesture, which was financed by the 1995, 2000, 2006 and 2012 year groups, was to encourage practical teaching and learning of integrated science in the school.
The equipment comprised chemical food test, magnetic fields, optic essentials, chemical food test, electronic playgrounds, chemistry kits, models of the human reproductive system and models of the digestive and respiratory systems.
Speaking on behalf of the Leader of the Association, Mr. Alhasan Kodoo Baidoo, a tutor of the school, Mr. Victor Bekui,who is also an old student, said the donation was their widow’s mite to the school which moulded them to become responsible adults.
He was of the hope that the equipment would go a long way to boost academic work in the School, especially in the area of integrated science at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr. Baidoo further appealed to the teachers and pupils to take good care of the items in order to prolong their lifespan to serve future students. He gave assurance that members of the association would pool their resources to build a science laboratory for the School.
The Headmistress of the School, Mrs. Kate Frimpong, who received the items, thanked the old students for the unalloyed love they have been showing towards their alma mater.
She noted that the school, which is without a science laboratory, had been depending on the magnanimity of the Faculty of Science of the University to enable science students to get first-hand practical knowledge of tools used in the laboratory for their studies.
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However, Mrs. Frimpong said, for the past three years, the school had not been using the laboratory of the Faculty, compelling science teachers to improvise materials to teach the students. She expressed gratitude to the old students for the gesture and promised that the items would be used constructively to further the studies of the students.