Keta NMTC appeals for support to fix damaged auditorium

The authorities of the Nurses and Midwifery Training College (NMTC) at Keta in the Volta Region have appealed for support to repair the auditorium of the school, whose roof was ripped off by a rainstorm.

The appeal comes in the wake of a recent rainstorm that caused severe havoc in Anloga, Keta, and its surrounding communities, destroying property.

Mrs. Mabel Kafui Torku, the Principal of the College, told the Ghana News Agency that the damaged auditorium served as a lecture hall for more than 250 Level 100 students of the Registered General Nursing Programme (RGNP).

“This is a multi-purpose facility, which has been used for morning devotions and worship, assembly and social gatherings, and as the main examination hall as well as a lecture hall to facilitate teaching and learning,” she stated.

Its destruction has affected teaching and learning, as students have had to be moved into other smaller classrooms, she said.

The situation has caused congestion, resulting in slow studies, with teaching being done in piecemeal at the peak of the second semester.

Mrs. Torku lamented that the school would have no option but to resort to conducting examinations under trees if the issue was not resolved promptly.

“Students will be writing their examinations at the end of this month, and we urgently need the auditorium since it is the only large building that can contain them during our exams.”

Other challenges facing the school, she said, include inadequate computers for online studies, teaching and learning materials, a student dormitory, and a lack of a well-equipped laboratory.

Mrs. Torku, however, commended the staff for their relentless efforts in ensuring that all activities of the college were not halted.

Some students and tutors expressed worry over the damaged auditorium and appealed to corporate organisations, philanthropists, individuals, old students, and the government to help solve the problem.