Pupils of Katanga Primary School in the Bolgatanga East District of the Upper East Region are calling on government and relevant stakeholders to come to their aid in providing them with furniture to enhance their learning.
The school block which is in a deplorable state poses a threat to the lives of the young learners. Furniture is also another issue the school is challenged with. This the pupils say affects their learning as they lie on the bare floor to take lessons.
Speaking in an interview with A1 NEWS, the Assemblyman of Katanga Electoral Area, Mr. Rogan Akazabri said he has reported the case of the Katanga Primary School to the Bolgatanga District Assembly and the assembly provided some furniture but it was not enough to cater for all the pupils.
According to him, the community members mobilized some funds and that, “when I took over, some parts of the school has one or two issues that needed attention beside on that, I was also called to assist them checking off these items and that mostly refers to the furniture. So when I went there personally as to also see for myself. I actually went there with the PTA Chairman and some of the executives. When I got there I realized that most of the chairs are not in good shape, some of them are broken down and the windows and some of the students are lying on bare floor whiles writing.”
Mr. Akazabri added that “when you come to the infrastructure you will realize that, some of the windows are not in good shape and all that. The was an intervention that was taking place by community members. Most of the time when the school closed, some children come to the school and jumped inside the classrooms to play ball and all those things. And at the end you see them breaking some of the chairs that also lead as to some of the distraction that we are talking about. So they decided that we will come together to do some confirmation and use that money to mold blocks. But due to financial challenges, we only tried and molded three bags of cement but we are still on it.”
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz| Gmagnam Joseph|Ghana