Pupils of Avegorme Baptist Primary, located some few kilometres from Sogakofe township- the District capital of North Tongu District Assembly in the Volta Region of Ghana are crying for help as school is set to resume.
With a population of little over 200, the pupils have no classroom block and furniture in their classrooms. The situation forced them to seat on the uncemented floor and stones during class hours. As pathetic as it is, some pupils kneel down during class and examination hours.
The roof of the dilapidated structure is tarted and anytime it rains, their classrooms are flooded forcing the pupils to close or sometimes seat in the mud.
They lack teaching and learning materials and even a place of convenience.
In an interview with awake TV’s Efo Korsi Senyo, the Assemblyman for the area, Hon. Innocent Gbeti said, since he took office, he has written several letters to the past District Chief Executives and the member of parliament for support, but all letters yielded no result.
According to him, he has also ‘raised the issue on the assembly floor on several occasions’ but the 20 year old school which is almost in the township of Sogakofe and surrounded by modern building is yet to catch the attention of the authorities.
“We teachers are willing to teach but the conditions in which we are here is very bad. We have no textbooks, chalk, library, furniture”
He said, even sometimes, they have to borrow chalk from a sister school – the junior high school close by.
As school is set to resume and especially during the raining season, going to school is like a nightmare for them.
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