Students of Nyariga M/A primary school in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region are in dire need of furniture to enhance effective teaching and learning.
Aside the deplorable nature of the school, the majority of the students from classes one to six either sit or lay on the floor to learn. For over a decade, this has become a better of great concern.
Teachers and students are thus appealing to authorities to help address the insufficient furniture situation in order for them to improve in their studies.
These concerns came to light when the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga during his community engagement tour, visited the community and met with community members and leaders to have first-hand information about their challenges.
Speaking on behalf of the students of the Nyariga M/A Primary School, Rashida Ndola, a class six student of the school said, aside the insufficient furniture that has a negative impact on their studies, their dresses have never been neat putting more burden on their parents.
According to Miss Ndola, most of their parents are poor and cannot afford to be changing or washing their school uniforms for them all the time because of the rising costs of detergents and school uniforms.
“It is always difficult for us to be sitting or laying on the floor and writing but that is what we have doing. It is because we don’t have enough furniture in our classrooms. When we close from school and go back home, our mothers would be asking us why our uniforms were dirty and if we say it is because we lie down whiles writing, some of them will beat us and say we are lying.”
“Sometimes when our uniforms become dirty and we get to the house our mothers would say they don’t have money to buy soap for us to wash them,” she said.
The Head Mistress of the School, Margaret Maami Atebanyem shared the same sentiments with regard to the furniture deficit situation in the school. She called for an immediate address to the situation.
But in response to the inadequate furniture situation at the Nyariga M/A Primary School, the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive Rex Asanga said the assembly is aware of the issue and has put measures in place in order to provide the school with some furniture.
Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Nyariga|Ghana