The Larteh Salvation Army Primary School in the Akuapem North Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has pleaded with the government to come to their aid as the school is currently suffering infrastructure deficit.
According to the headmaster, Ebo Quansah, the school which was established some 30 years ago has not seen any major renovations since.
Ebo Quansah who was speaking to the Media after receiving some donations in the form of painting materials for the kindergarten block from the ‘As I Grow a non Government organisation’.
He said, “We are currently suffering from infrastructure deficit as our classroom blocks are on the verge of collapse, currently none of our doors are functioning properly, our celling in the classrooms together with the roofing needs immediate attention”.
The headmaster added that “the school is also lacking the necessary teaching and learning materials for the Kindergarten department and our library is also nothing to go home with as it lacks the necessary books to be read by pupils in the school”.
According to the headmaster who is barely four months in office,
“the infrastructure deficit has affected enrollment in the school as parents on daily basis withdraw their children from the school because the school can not boast of a computer laboratory.
“Our enrollment is gradually reducing day in day out, parents keep withdrawing their children because we are lacking computer laboratory. We can only boast of a desktop computer so teachers do use their phone in teaching information technology which I believe is not the best”.
Quansah seized the opportunity to appreciate the efforts made by the Chief Executive Officer of ‘As I Grow organisation’, Isaac Debrah Bekoe, for his unflinching support to the school over the years. He called on the Government, the Member of Parliament, the Salvation Army Administration and benevolent organizations to come to the aid of the school.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the ‘As I Grow organisation’ Isaac Debrah Bekoe who was worried about the state of the school observed that “my outfit was invited to come to the aide of the school to help in the renovation process which I find it necessary, so I am here today to support the school with some painting materials to take care of kindergarten block”
He emphasised that “in my assessment the school needs a cash amount of about Ghs10,000.00 to take care of their proposal which includes, painting of their school, changing of doors, Furnishing of Library with books, Supplying of KG department with learning and playing materials”.
Mr Debrah Bekoe Isaac explained that, “without improvement in educational facilities, there would not be effectiveness in curriculum implementation, even though we are financially bankrupt we are starting with the painting of the kindergarten block saying it is part of our mandate to help our rural Communities interms of improving our education system”.
He use the opportunity to also call on the natives of Larteh in Ghana and Diaspora, Institutions, NGO’s, Philanthropist and Government to join in the betterment of the education of children in larteh and other rural areas in Ghana
Source: William Dei-Gyau ||