Traditional authorities of New Ayoma in the Jasikan District of the Oti Region are lamenting the dilapidated state of the New Ayoma JHS A classroom block.
According to them, the situation is affecting their academic activities as school automatically closes when rains loom due to the leaky roofings.
The New Ayoma JHS A established about a century ago has never seen any renovation. The four-unit classroom block is fast deteriorating and almost becoming a death trap.
Its roof has completely damaged with several sections leaking when it rains.
Academic activities are often disrupted during the rainy season.
“At times when we are in the classroom and it is about to rain, because of the damage to the roofing sheets, the teachers close for us to go home, that is very bad”, Amenuve Gloria a student of the school bewailed.
The School’s Parents Teachers Association began replacing the damaged roofing sheets but had to truncate the project due to lack of funds.
The Junior High School 1 classroom which has its roof sheets changed, serves as a shelter for the entire school when it’s raining during contact hours.
The PTA Vice Chairman New Ayoma JHS ‘A’, Gabriel Agble, explained that contributions for the project were not forthcoming due to the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic since the income level of parents dropped.
The school’s student population of about 250 is also faced with a lack of furniture.
Parents who can afford, provide tables and chairs for their children, while those from deprived homes are left to their faith.
These underprivileged pupils end up sitting on stones during studies. Others sit on tables or benches while they write in books placed on their laps.
This sitting posture may affect their spines and hurt their health, as they strive to achieve academic excellence in a congested classroom.
“We are too much in the class, according to the Covid-19 protocols they say we should not be more than 30. But here we are even more than 50 in a class. We also don’t have desks to sit on. We somehow pair with our colleagues,” Adjei Genevive a student lamented.
She explained that the unavailability of an Information Communication Technology lab is affecting their study of the discipline since they don’t have the opportunity to practice what they have been thought in theory.
Traditional authorities are worried about the development in the school since it impedes the education of these young ones.
The Assembly Member for the New Ayoma Electoral Area, Adeleke Benjamin, indicated that several attempts to get relevant intuition to renovate the structure have proved futile.
A native of New Ayoma, Michael Komla Adotey, who is a product of the school explained the community was compelled to spearhead a campaign to raise funds to renovate the 4 unit classroom block.
He is hoping government and philanthropic organisations would support the community to help renovate the dilapidating classroom block and provide the student body with enough furniture to penance academic activities.
- We will not allow any religious group to plunge Ghana into chaos – Muntaka
- Kwabena Agyepong welcomed back to NPP after 6 years suspension
- One feared dead, several others injured after accident at Legon underpass
- Manu, who delayed Ghana’s 4x100m baton, had never received one – Coach
- Citi FM journalist, Caleb Kudah allegedly picked up by National Security operatives
- SALL kicks against EC’s decision to amend C.I. for them to vote in 2024
- Leadership crisis at Ghana Rugby: Chairman Herbert Mensah suspended indefinitely, set to be removed from office on June 8
- Former British High Commissioner to Ghana, Craig Murray jailed for contempt in the UK
- Ghana drops to 95th in 2021 World Happiness ranking
- Dr Mavis Owureku Asare: Wesley Girls’ no fast policy is not about religion
Protect Ghanaian businesses to aid job-oriented economic growth – Dr Kofi Amoah
Wesley Girls: Aside ban on fasting Muslims aren’t allowed to observe Salat – Old student
Operation Halt must be sustained, extended to tributaries of major rivers – Defence Minister
Akufo-Addo is not against mining, he is helping to improve it – Lands Minister
Pupils travel 3 hours barefoot on muddy road to school in Accra
Military not harassing legal miners – Dominic Nitiwul
2021 Wolves Cup to be launched on Wednesday
Israel: Hamas launches rocket attack on Tel Aviv
Military taskforce deployed to fight illegal mining facing local resistance – Defense Minister
Manchester City win Premier League title after Manchester United lose to Leicester
Soyuncu’s header gives Leicester win at Man Utd to hand Man City title
3 communities in Krachi East Municipality calls on government for portable water
3 police officers, others remanded for alleged secret burial
Decision to reinstate Kwabena Agyepong was unanimous – Freddie Blay
Military fight illegal miners in ‘Operation Halt’