The absence of doors and windows at the Solid Rock Baptist Academy at Dromankesse in the Bono East region has compelled pupils to carry their furniture to and fro school daily.
According to headteacher of the school, Reverend Emmanuel Ansah-Damoah, this daily ritual for pupils including those in kindergarten and nursery is not only stressful but also worrying.
He said the last time he saw pupils carry their furniture home was when school closed for the long break two weeks ago and the thought of pupils returning to repeat this same activity breaks Rev. Ansah-Damoah’s heart.
“Our pupils have been forced to carry their chairs and tables home because they are scared some thieves will steal them and so as you can see, [though] we are on vacation, there is no furniture in the classroom because the pupils have taken them to their homes. They will bring them when school re-opens,” he told Adomonline.com.
According to him, though the only private school in Nkoranza which has a population of about 12,000 and has trained pupils who are now adults in enviable positions, same cannot be said of the facilities.
That notwithstanding, the school continues to make positive impact on the lives of residents.
Rev Ansah-Damoah, therefore, appealed to the government and other philanthropists to support the school.
Source: Adomonline.com | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy