By: Jessica Lola Adzowu | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Adaklu Dorkpo D/A Primary School in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region has been plagued with infrastructure challenges including classroom building, teaching and learning materials.
Established in 2006 by the Ghana Education Service and with classes from Kindergaten 1-primary 4, the school continues to face challenges that affect teaching and learning.
Speaking to the headmaster, Mr. Frank Kekpa, he complained about the numerous challenges in the school to the extent they had to go to other schools for teaching and learning materials before teaching their pupils.
Mr. Kekpa said the school lacks classrooms and furniture for pupils adding that, the situation had compelled pupils to bring chairs from home for studies to be conducted under trees, forcing school to close any time it threatens to rain.
Mr. Kekpa revealed that a non-governmental organisation, Jake Reddekop realised their plight and provided furniture for use.
According to him, that however, was another burden as there were no classrooms to pack them in after closing and the children still had to take them to and from home each day to avoid the furniture from being stolen when kept in the open.
The headmaster mentioned that the school is also faced with lack of teachers disclosing that the school had just 3 teachers including himself.
He also identified the bad road leading to the community as another challenge affecting the school.
“Worse of it is the road leading to our school gets flooded and muddy during raining season which makes learning and teaching difficult during the rainy season.”
Mr. Frank Kekpah therefore, appealed to the authorities to come to their aid to save the school from collapse.