This, he said, will bridge the education infrastructural gap and reduce the over concentration of schools in the cities.
The event was on the theme: “Quality community secondary education: Impact and challenges”.
Dr Asiedu said if the CDS were given the needed support its graduates would rub shoulders with their counterpart from the well-endowed schools.
He also commended the government’s decision to establish 200 new Senior High Schools across the country saying there is the need to also equip them with modern facilities to facilitate academic work.
Dr Aseidu said ‘‘many of these community SHS are faced with several challenges such as lack of accommodation for teachers, insufficient textbooks, libraries, un-motorable roads, furniture and classrooms’’
Dr Kofi Blankson, Municipal Chief Executive for Assin Central, promised that the Assembly would donate 100 dual desks to support the school.
Mrs Mary Williams, the Headmistress of the school, said the theme was chosen to demonstrate their promise to graduate disciplined and hardworking children who would grow up into responsible adults.
She said some of the challenges of the school to include dormitories, teachers’ accommodation, library and information and communication technology (ICT) centre.
She appealed to the Ministry of Education to support the school with basic infrastructural facilities such as modern ICT centre, science lab, dormitories and teachers bungalow.
The students entertained the audience with displays in cultural drumming and dancing, as well as poetry recitals.
Prizes and certificates were presented to deserving students.