November 29, 2021

E/R: Pupils sit on cement blocks to study in uncompleted classroom; teachers bungalow abandoned

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Pupils of Aboabo M/A Basic School sit on slabs put on cement blocks to study in an uncompleted classroom due to inadequate desks at Aboabo near Akuapim North Municipality in the Eastern Region.

The school, with a population of about 112 pupils does not have desks hence pupils improvise by sitting on wooden slabs laid on blocks as chairs while others sit on a few deteriorated desks.

Teachers also do not have tables and Chairs hence stand throughout to teach and Mark exercises in a bizarre posture.

It is instructive to note that, the pupils learn in a dusty uncompleted classroom block abandoned for 15 years.

“The classroom block has been in existence for the past 15 years now and nothing has been done about it. For some time, the children were in the pavilion until about three months ago they put up the roofing but we are having challenges with regards to furniture for teachers and pupils. We don’t have Windows and doors so when it rains we don’t have any option than to close the Pupils and it is really affecting academic work”, the Headteacher Ebenezer Adjetey Sowah indicated.

A teacher’s bungalow started by Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) and reached 80% completion stage almost 15 years ago has also been abandoned while teachers trek miles to school.

Teachers sometimes become stranded whenever there is a downpour as the only road to the community becomes unmotorable.

“We have a bungalow which has been left for almost 15 years. It was started by JICA. They started and left so for now nothing has been done to it. Most of the teachers come from Koforidua to teach here and by the time they come here they are tired and exhausted,” The Headteacher added.

The situation he said is affecting the quality delivery of education.


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