Breman Asikuma Senior High School (BASS) in the Central Region has initiated a 2,400-capacity aquaculture project along with cultivating acres of vegetables to provide food for students.
The project aims to enhance the teaching and learning of Agricultural Science and contribute to the nutritional needs of students.
The school’s management is implementing this “homegrown solution to home problems” as part of its 60th-anniversary celebration in 2024.
The aquaculture project involves constructing four fishponds, and the school has also started a students’ vegetable farm competition with support from Blue Skies Company to promote sustainable vegetable production throughout the year.
The initiative aligns with the school’s efforts to emphasize agriculture in its curriculum and contribute to national food security.
However, “the sky is the limit for children when you combine agricultural education with a passion for living sustainably.”
The Headmistress of Breman Asikuma Senior High School highlighted various challenges faced by the school, including inadequate security personnel, staff accommodation, dormitories, restroom facilities, an incomplete fence wall, and a library for students and staff.
Despite these challenges, the school has grown significantly in population since its establishment six decades ago, currently accommodating 2,811 students, including 1,526 girls and 768 day students as of November 2023.
The aquaculture and vegetable cultivation project is part of the school’s efforts to address some of these challenges and enhance the overall learning environment.