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Head Teacher Appeals for Infrastructure Development

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Mr Fuseini Mohammed, Headmaster of Gbulung E/A Primary School, a rural community in the Kumbungu district has appealed for infrastructure improvement in the school to enhance academic work.

He said poor infrastructure had impeded the imparting of knowledge to the over 200 children, who occupy three classrooms.

Mr Mohammed made the appeal at the weekend in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during a visit to the community to assess the plight of rural education.

Mr Mohammed disclosed that the total number of children in a combined kindergarten (KG) one and two was 103 who share only seven benches and described the situation as unfortunate.

“It’s serious here because the total number of children for our KG one and two are over 100 who are kept in one class, due to lack of infrastructure. This situation compels the children to run home during the first break”, he said.

He explained that he had been at post for about a year now and that lack of teaching and learning materials were affecting academic work and stressed the need for the school to be captured under the School Feeding Programme to ensure retention of children to enhance academic work.

He said the school had only three classrooms with a total population of 267, which called for the Assembly to help construct a six unit classroom block to safe the situation.

He stressed that with the support of the Capitation Grant (CG) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) the school was able to purchase mats and sticks to construct a temporary classroom, which was swept away by the wind.

Hajia Abiba Saaka, the Kumbungu District Director of Education (DDE) said she was aware of the plight of the school and that without the intervention of the Assembly and development partners, the situation would continue to affect education in the area.

The GNA also visited four other schools in the district, which had similar problems but authorities declined to speak for fear of victimisation.

Source: GNA

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