Authorities of the E.P Church Mawuko Girls Senior High School in Ho in the Volta region are having tough time in providing quality education to students due myriad of challenges confronting the school.
The school with students population of about 1,780 is battling with inadequate classrooms and dormitories, among others.
A recent visit by this reporter to the school revealed that some Getfund projects began in the school, are at a standstill, with classes being conducted in some of the uncompleted structures and part of the dinning hall.
There is congestion in the dormitories as students pack their trunks and chop boxes on the corridors.
Assistant headmistress of the school in charge of welfare, Rose Nyawuto said, the situation has become a ‘headache’ to management.
She said in anticipation of the completion of some of the projects, first year students that were posted to the school for the 2015/16 academic, far exceed the vacancies declared during the computerized selection process.
“We were assured that, the projects especially the dormitory will completed by September/October [of 2015], that is why we absorb all the girls that were given to us. But as of now the contractor has not come back to site. If these projects were completed, it will alleviate our challenges.”
She also lamented about the difficulty in maintaining discipline among students, especially those in the boarding house as only two teachers are staying in the school premises due to lack of staff accommodation.
“We need bungalows for our staff, currently the headmistress doesn’t stay on campus. Only two female teachers are here taking care of the over 1000 girls. The rest of the teachers have to come from town every evening to supervise preps and ensure discipline on campus,’ Madam Nyawuto said.
Meanwhile, the school’s estate officer has revealed to start news that two of the contractors have return to site after several follow ups and they to complete work on some of the stalled projects, which consist of a science laboratory, Home economics department.
Mr. Samuel Kwame, however noted that the dormitory project which was abandoned since 2012, will be repackage and re-awarded to a new contractor.
He is therefore optimistic that, two of the projects will be completed by the end of the year.