By: Benjamin Owusu | Voltaonlinegh.com|
The quest for quality education for school children at Krontang, a farming community in the Nkwanta South municipality of the Oti region has been constrained by the lack of adequate and decent infrastructure at the only public basic school in the area.
The already bad situation at the Krontang M/A Basic School, was worsen by a heavy rainstorm which ripped off parts of the classroom block, hence leaving both teachers and pupils at the mercy of the weather during lesson periods.
A visit to the school by this reporter, revealed that teaching and learning activities have been gravely hampered as the authorities had no option than to keep the primary four class in ripped off classroom, while the rest of the upper primary and the Junior High School classes are housed in a makeshift structure put up by the community.
Headmaster of the school, Mr. Martin Nyarko in an interview with voltaonlinegh.com lamented that the situation which has persisted for past two years, was having a big toll on academic activities in the school, adding that, the lack of infrastructure and other educational materials could worsen the already poor academic performance of the school.
The Assembly member for the area, Mr. Bartholomew Alagbe and the school P.T.A. chairman, Bartholomew Amenyo, who both expressed displeasure at the situation called for an urgent government intervention to get the school back in shape for effective academic work.
Nana Affram Kwakru II, chief of Krontang, on his part appealed to relevant stakeholders including benevolent individuals and organizations to come to the aid of the community by providing school infrastructure and facilities conducive for the effective teaching and learning.
He also appealed for a computer laboratory, teachers’ quarters and library for the school.