Government Secondary School (G.S.S.) Akanunku is found in Menka area, Widikum- Menka Subdivision in Momo Division. It is about some forty-five kilometers from Widikum, and about thirty kilometers from Njikwa. There are major incentives to attending G.S.S Akanunku. Not to mention the obvious financial advantage, G.S.S Akanunku is a place where students can knock out their class courses and make good grades in their class and promotional exams due to full concerntration in their studies. Mr. Ageh Collins Enku who is the principal of this great institution is an excellent listener, very organized and prepared, fair and consistent, can strike a balance between tough love with earned praise and a visionary who strongly believed that education is ever-evolving. As he clearly stated that there is always something bigger and better available. If you are not attempting to improve your school, you simply are not doing your job. This will always be an on-going process. Even if you have been at a school for fifteen years, there are still things you can do to improve the overall quality of your school since each individual component is a working part of the larger framework of the school.
As dire and damaging as it is, G.S.S Akanunku's situation is among the best-case scenarios in today's school libraries. School libraries play a vital educational role in our nation's schools, Eliminating or absent of school library positions and reducing or lack of funding for G.S.S Akanunku school library and materials is not only short-sighted but will have a negative impact on the quality of education the students receive in this school. Many students from lower-income backgrounds do not have money for books, printers, and computers at home to complete school assignments. For those reasons and more, school libraries are critical.
Science lab equipment allows students to interact directly with the data gathered. They get a first-hand learning experience by performing various experiments on their own. Students are made to use the models and understand different scientific theories and concepts. It is also found that school science lab equipment and supplies make teaching and learning easy both for the teachers, as well as for the students. It is imperative for schools to have the latest and high quality science lab supplies these days. Science is different from any other subject. In order to understand its concepts, one has to look beyond the books and conventional classroom teaching. Effective teaching and learning of science involves seeing, handling, and manipulating real objects and materials. The knowledge that students attain in classrooms would be ineffectual unless they actually observe the process and understand the relationship between action and reaction. G.S.S Akanunku does not have a science laboratory. The lack of science laboratory makes it extremely difficult for students and teachers to make science interesting and effective for students and to encourage them to make significant contributions in the field of physics, biology, chemistry, and other streams of science later in life
Government secondary school Akanunku’s commitment to community service can quickly and dramatically change public perception. Creating meaningful partnerships begins with creating the mindset among faculty, staff and students that the school needs to support the community as much as the community needs to support the school. Once a community realizes that a school wants to help the area succeed, many past transgressions can be forgiven. In addition, tying the students to the community in a proactive manner encourages alumni to raise their own families in the area. The Etow cultural and development association( ECUDA) together with G.S.S.Akanunku P.T.A have carried out semi permanent classrooms construction projects for both form one and form two streams, benches for the school, tables, and chairs.
Poor infrastructure in G.S.S Akanunku signifies that students are not receiving their rights of having a sufficiently available and well-maintained school facilities. Indications of having these poor facilities are non-working or poorly maintained public comfort rooms or classrooms, overcrowding in classrooms, poor ventilation, unsanitary condition due to lack of good water system, lack of teachers in many core subjects (Chemistry, history, physics, biology, mathematics, literature, geography and economics), Lack of at least two discipline masters, lack of physical education instructor, lack of electricity, Lack of sporting infrastructure and equipment, Lack of administrative block and massive shortage of school enrolment.