Since the establishment of the Atweaman SHS in the Asene Manso Akroso District in the Eastern Region in 1995, the school have never tasted the 21st century ICT laboratory.
This has been a challenge and have affected the over thousand students who have enrolled in the school as far as the practical fundamentals in ICT is concerned in this computer age.
With that not withstanding, the school management in the 2022/23 academic year took a bold step to commence the study of elective ICT in the school.
Over 120 students showed serious interest in the course.
The management appealed to government and other stakeholders to come to their aid.
Ing. Kwame Nkansah Ntiamoah, who is a member of the Akim Manso Development Union (AMDU) and an accomplished native of Akim Manso has single-handedly donated an ultramodern ICT laboratory with 21 piece of desktop computers worth over GH120,000.00 to the school. He christen the Lab to his late mother, Madam Elizabeth Tutuah for her hardwork and resilience to his upbringing and education.
Speaking with Ing. Nkansah Ntiamoah, he revealed that this is not the first time he and the AMDU have supported the community or the school.
He was quick to rubbish that, he was having any political intend to contest the Asene Manso Akroso Constituency member of Parliament seat. He stated that, he is a professional engineer and by dent of grace a very well accomplished one for that matter.
He did not understand why people rumours that anyone who brings development has a political interest. He said, as a citizen one does not need to be a politician or have a political interest before he can contribute his quota to the society.
He suggested that, politicians should not see such people as opponents but rather collaborate with them to bring more developments to the community.
Ing. Nkansah Ntiamoah promised to fix the dilapidated boys toilet of the school which was recently in the media space as inadequate and not decent for use by over 600 students. He said, he has visited the place and spoken with the AMDU and they will give the boys a befitting toilet by the close of the year.
He said the community have all the resources needed but it was left with who to coordinate or mobilize for the likes of such projects to be executed.
The headmistress of the school, Miss Abena Owarewaa, expressed her dumbfounded appreciation to Ing. Ntiamoah and the AMDU for their support and called on other stakeholders to emulate. She mentioned that the school needs staff bungalows, science laboratories, more classrooms among others.
The commissioning of the edifice was graced by dignitaries including the Eastern and the Asene Manso Akroso District directors of education, Obrempong Sintim Poku II, Obrempong Dr. Ofori Danso Abeam who doubles as the Chairman of the board of governors, Executives of AMDU, and clergymen.
Report by Nicholas Morkah- Akim Manso