Snakes have invaded Karaga M/A Junior High School in the Nanumba North Municipality of the Northern Region.
Students and teachers of the school who had returned from their vacation were welcomed to the school by the snakes in the classrooms.
The Assistant Headmaster of the School, Abdulai Alhassan, told Citi News that the situation has affected academic work.
While blaming the situation on the thatched building and how open the classroom was to reptiles, he appealed to the Municipal Assembly and other organizations to come to the aid of the school by supporting it to put up a befitting school block.
“We came to school this morning for the reopening of the school. I asked especially the final year students to go into their classroom for us to discuss some past questions. When they went in, a student went to sit on her chair and her colleague shouted at her “don’t sit snake snake” and they started running and shouting, but they managed to kill it.”
“This situation is seriously affecting academic activities because even we the teachers are afraid when teaching because you don’t know when a snake will fall on you.”
“This structure is not actually conducive for learning, and we are making a passionate appeal to the Municipal Assembly and other benevolent organizations to come to our aid by providing us at least a 3 unit classroom blocks that we can also call a school. This is more of a farm hat than a school” he lamented.
The school’s girls’ perfect also said the situation had gotten to a critical stage where urgent steps would have to be taken to address their challenges.
“We also want to appeal to the government to as a matter of urgency come to our aid by giving us a school block. Almost all the time we are scared sitting under the kind of structure we have. Even lizards do scare us because you think it is a snake when they are moving on the mat. We call on the Municipal Chief Executive for Nanumba North Municipality to at least consider Karaga M/A Junior High school for a school block”
The school was established in 2012 to cater for a number of communities in the eastern part of Bimbilla.
However, due to the nature of the structure, most parents and pupils prefer to walk about fifteen kilometers to schools in the Bimbilla town.