A primary school that ‘shamefully’ runs under the shades of trees at Awusakpe, a farming community in Sogakofe in the Volta Region is crying for support for better infrastructure.
GhanaNewsOnline.com.gh has gathered from the community that a strong wind once collapsed the ‘under-shade’ school and nearly killed some pupils who were running for cover in the open air classrooms.
Awusakpe Primary School (APS), which has a population of about 121 pupils; from Kindergarten (kg) 1 to primary 5 also, lacks text books; and the teachers have no access to teaching materials to teach the children well.
We gathered further that the children are getting the worst of treatment in the community, even they are expected to write the same Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the future as all other JHS students.
Teachers in the Awusakpe Primary School (APS) under the auspices of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the South Tongu District struggle to share the few desks available with the children before they are able to mark class exercises.
The Head teacher of the school also uses the shades of one of the trees as his office, while the school’s stationery is stashed in a small ‘Ghana-must-go’ bag and entrusted in the hands of some of the pupils, for safe keeping in on of the gateless classrooms.
Pupils of the APS go through the daily ordeal of sitting and writing on the bare floor. The school, with a population of about 121, manages only 10 desks.
In view of this, the management of the Awusakpe Primary School is urging the support of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), philanthropists and well meaning Ghanaians to come to their aid.
Source: Delali A. Awuyeh