After several appeals by the Member of Parliament for Binduri constituency, Abanga Abdullai, on the need for the Binduri Community Day Senior High School to have a dormitory block, the Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, has responded to the MP’s appeals.
The Minister, who was on the floor of Parliament on March 15th, 2023, to answer questions regarding the educational sector, assured the MP that special attention will be given to the school regarding the dormitory block.
He noted that “it should be noted that the Binduri Community Day Senior High School is not part of the five mapped schools to be given dormitories. Given the increasing enrollment in the school, the Binduri school will be considered subject to the receipt of a formal request from the school and the availability of funds.”
But the legislator, who was not satisfied with the minister’s response, indicated that due to the lack of dormitory facilities in the school, students, especially female students are vulnerable.
“The girls find it difficult to go to studies at night because some of the youth in the area disturb them. So, Mr. Minister, we are pleading that you should assist the school with a dormitory facility as soon as possible”, he noted.
The legislator indicated that he “will continue to knock on the office of the Education Minister till I see a dormitory structure in the school, because some parents, due to such a challenge, are taking their children out of the school. And sexual harassment among the female girls can’t be overlooked.”
Meanwhile, the students, teachers, and opinion leaders, including the headmaster of the school, are also appealing to relevant stakeholders in the educational sector to come to the aid of the school in realising a dormitory block for the students to curb the incidents of sexual harassment of female students.
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