Four pupils use one desk at Dampong African Faith Primary School in the Asante Akyem South Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The plight of pupils in kindergarten one is worse as
they are compelled to sit on the floor to learn because there are no desks.
The School Management Committee chairman, Mr James
Nkansah in an interview with Adom News
appealed to the government, civil society organisations and individuals to come
to the aid of the school.
According to him, the classrooms are inadequate to contain the increasing school population.
Mr Nkansah also complained bitterly about lack of furniture
in the school which affects the concentration level of the pupils during lessons.
“The building is not good, the chairs for the pupils
too are not good, the toilet facility for the teachers is not good, so we are
appealing to individuals and the government to come to our aid,” Mr Nkansah
He added that due to the deplorable state of the
school some parents do not allow their wards to attend the school. Also, academic
work comes to a halt whenever it rains.
Juliana Atonso, a kindergarten one teacher described
the plight of the school as pathetic and also called for help from well-meaning
Adom News also spoke to the assembly member for the Dampong Electoral Area, Mr Albert Oduro, who expressed deep worry about the plight of the school and urged Ghanaians to come to their aid.
Some of the pupils who spoke to Adom News said their friends from other schools always laugh at them
because their school is in tatters.
Credit: Isaac Amoako