BY: Benjamin Owusu I Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Kechiebi-Asuogya M/A Basic School in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti Region is crying for urgent solution to their infrastructure challenge to enhance quality education in the school.
A visit to the school revealed that teachers and pupil’s were using part of their lessons hours to construct their own classroom with makeshift after the temporal structure which housed pupil’s for studies has been brought down by rainstorm.
It was also observed that school lacks text books, desk, computer and science laboratories, teachers common room, and other teaching and learning materials.
As a result of the unavailability of classrooms, the Kindergarten pupil’s study under a skeletal structure roofed with thatch while those from primary 1 to 3 go through the daily ordeal of sitting and writing on the floor.
In an interview with the Head teacher of the school, Benjamin Alhassan, he disclosed that the lack of basic educational materials especially classroom infrastructure was seriously affecting academic activities as teaching and learning in the school took place in unfavorable environment.
He lamented that the situation was disadvantageous to the pupils who often got distracted during lessons due to the lack of classroom and furniture.
He therefore appealed to government and individuals to help provide furniture for the pupils.
A teacher who was spotted helping the students to roof one of the classrooms, Augustine Amenvenyo, also added to the head teacher’s call by appealing to government and individuals for classrooms, desks, textbooks, staff common room and other infrastructure to boost academic works of the school.
Some of the pupils who spoke to voltaonlinegh about the situation appealed to the district assembly, non-governmental organisation, philanthropists and well meaning Ghanaians to come to their aid to provide the school with infrastructure and other essential needs to enhance teaching and learning in the school.
However, the chief of Kechiebi-Asuogya, Nana Sei Ngbanpouah II and some members of community lamented over the situation and called on government for support.