Hundreds of school pupils and their teachers in selected basic schools in the Adaklu district of the Volta region can now carry out their academic activities in a better and conducive classrooms, thanks to the benevolence of a non –governmental organization, Pencils of Promise(PoP).
Due to inadequate infrastructure over the years, some of the school were compelled to hold classes under trees and thatch structures, leaving the pupils and staff at the mercy of the weather.
A total of seven communities benefited from various units of classroom blocks constructed by the NGO, Pencils of Promise with support from the district assembly and the MPs common fund, at the cost of GHC 1.8million.
The projects executed within a record time of 4months, according to Mr. Freeman Gobah, country director of PoP, is aimed at boosting educational activities in the area by increasing school enrollment in the seven beneficiary communities.
He therefore charged school authorities to make good use of the infrastructure in improving academic performance of the pupils.
A teacher in one of the beneficiary schools at Adaklu-Kpeleho, where the projects were commissioned, Ernestina Akpe expressed gratitude about the project, saying it will help reduce the high attrition rate among staff due to poor infrastructure.
“We use to be under sheds and whenever the cloud gathers, we have to earlier. Sometimes too, we get beaten by the rain. .Most teachers have left [the school] because of this problem. So we’re grateful this problem have been resolved,” she stated.
One of the thatch structures use fr classroom