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UE/R: Tindongo KG pupils’ only wish is to have a structure with shade to protect them against rain

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It is a known fact that in Ghana every school-going child’s wish is to have good teachers and adequate learning materials to learn.

Students and their teacher learning under a tree

Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education as well as promote lifelong learning opportunities for all in the year 2030.

How attainable can it be when some rural communities in the Upper East Region are still struggling to get hold of a single unit-classroom block to aid teaching and learning of children?

Here in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, pupils of Tindongo Kindergarten School only wish is to have a single Unit-classroom structure that can provide shade and protect them against the harsh weather conditions especially in the rainy season.

Speaking to A1radioonline.com, the pupils explained that they have been sitting under trees to study for the past three months following a recent collapse of their mud school structure by a heavy downpour.

Collapsed mud structure of the school

The mud structure they said, was built by the community members and since then, has been the only structure that aids them to undertake their academic activities.

Having the pride to always be in school, the pupils numbering up to 129 stated that, their greatest fear regarding their educational future could soon come to an end as they are now in the rainy season and can no longer sit under the trees again to learn.

This, their only plead and wish is to have a single unit-classroom structure whereby they can undertake their studies during the rainy season.

Failure by the school authorities to comment on the subject matter on tape, they stated that they have written several letters to the District Education Directorate and that of the District Assembly but to no avail.

They added that though the current state of the school is affecting teaching and learning, there is nothing they can do aside from waiting for the stakeholders involved.

However, at the time of filing this report, efforts were made to get responses from both the District Education Directorate and that of the District Assembly but to no avail.

Source: A1radioonline.com/101.1 MHz/Moses Apiah/Ghana

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