Inadequate infrastructure at the Bolgatanga-Sherigu Community Day Senior High School continues to be a challenge that is affecting smooth academic work. This is contributing to the poor performance of students.
The school was established in 2014 and run by community members until the government absorbed it in 2018. The school currently operates in dilapidated classroom blocks of the Sherigu Primary and Junior High School that were built over a decade without receiving major renovation.
Even though a site was allocated for government to put up structures at a new site for the school to be relocated, construction work at the new site came to a halt.
Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga in April this year attributed the delay in completing the abandoned 3-unit classroom to a result of a lack of resources.
“There are so many competing needs for government resources. Government has not abandoned the idea of building new structures for the SHS just that the resources have not yet come”. These were the exact words of the MCE when he spoke to A1 Radio’s Joshua Asaah during a visit to the school.
A teacher of the school, Azorkor Martin bemoaned that the inadequate infrastructure is affecting effective teaching and learning in the school.
“We know how our school started since it was approved. We had the expectation that within a short time, we will be absorbed and structure will be put in here to help us begin effective teaching and learning. But from that time up to now, the school has been beset with a lot of challenges in terms of infrastructure.”
He said this when the Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo paid a visit to the school.
Mr. Adongo who visited the school for the first time commended the people of Sherigu for taking the initiative to establish a Senior High School to absorb the growing population of students who complete JHS in the community.
The MP donated 100 bags of cement to the school adding that “I have initiated contact with Ministry of Education a couple of months back to see whether we could get a vehicle for the school. That is ongoing and I am hoping that they would work out so that you will have something in this school for your transport.”
Mr. Adongo disclosed that he has a plan to supply furniture to selected schools in Bolgatanga and when that is ready, he will include the Bolgatanga-Sherigu Community Day SHS.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Sherigu|Ghana