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Over 300 pupils at Zaare Experimental Primary share 50 dual desks in classrooms

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Pupils of Zaare Experimental primary have no choice but to lie on the concrete floor to learn as the entire school has only 50 dual desks for the over 300 student population.

Furniture, reading books, and other relevant learning materials for pupils are inadequate in the school which often leaves the pupils to doubt their educational future.

9-year-old Priscilla Apeyine is in class three and loves drawing but doubts whether the school can help her achieve her dream of becoming a professional artist someday.

Priscilla says she loves drawing but does not like it when sitting on the bare floor to learn in the classroom. Priscilla’s class has only four dual desks that are shared by over 34 pupils.

The school is situated at the heart of the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region and for the past years has been deprived of improved learning materials.

Seeing the plight of the pupils, the 2020/2021 batch of Jackson College of Education in Bolgatanga, who did their out-teaching practices in the school took the initiative to provide the pupils with some furniture and learning materials.

The students through individual contributions provided four dual desks, pencils, erasers and other learning materials to support the pupils.

The students’ initiative however triggered the Coordinator of the Jackson College of Education-Bolgatanga, Vincent Asigri to appeal to all and sundry to come to the aid of the pupils.

Mr Asigri further explained that education is a shared responsibility and the future of the country can only be built if pupils of Zaare Experimental and others get the needed materials to improve their learning.

Source:|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Zaare|Ghana

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