Pupils Learn in Death Trap
The lives of pupils and teachers of the Yilo State Junior High School (JHS) in the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly (YKMA) in the Eastern Region are under serious threat as academic work is conducted in an old, ramshackle building, whose roofs are partly ripped off, with visible cracks on the building itself.
It is feared that the block, built almost 80 years ago, exposes the lives of the pupils and their teachers to danger since it could collapse any moment.
Even though the one-classroom block sitting on the compound of the Yilo State School was declared a death trap four years ago, the structure is still in use.
According to the authorities, the building was still in use because they did not have anywhere to keep the students, as an effort to stop them from coming to school would distort the academic calendar.
The structure, which has not seen any renovation since it was built, has developed deep cracks on the walls and all the pillars that hold it together have developed cracks, leaving it at the verge of collapse.
The roofing sheets are all worn out, with the sun rays pointing directly to the classroom whenever the sun is up while the wood and frames are also rotten.