By Richard Attenkah
The Gborbu Wulomo – Shitse of the of Nungua Traditional Council – Numo Borketey Lawer Tsuru, and the acting Mankralo, Nii Borlabi Prempeh, last Thursday donated some learning materials to children of the Nungua Presbyterian A & B Primary and Junior High schools (JHS) at Nungua at a short ceremony.
The items, which include exercise books, pens, pencils, mathematical sets, crayons, sharpeners and erasers, were estimated to cost GH¢3,000.
Presenting the items, the Gborbu Wulomo – Shitse observed that the donation was to complement the government’s efforts at equipping public schools with learning materials, as well as help improve upon the academic performance of the school children.
Receiving the items on behalf of the school, the Headmistress of the Primary School, Mrs. Janet Owusu Ampaw, thanked the two leaders and the Traditional Council for their kind gesture.
She however, appealed to the Gborbu Wolumo, and other public spirited individuals, to come to the aid of the school, by helping to solve some of its problems, some of which she mentioned as lack of a toilet facility and water in the school.
Mrs. Ellen Asantewaa Konadu, Headmistress of the JHS, also complained bitterly about the attitude of some young men in the Nungua township, who had turned the school into a wee smoking place and refuse dump, which serves people in the town, and how parents rain insults on teachers in the schools, and sometimes beat them up.
“Sometimes, some parents get offended and follow their wards to the school to rain insults on some of our teachers who try to correct their wards when they go wrong, and even go to the extent of beating them up,” she noted.
She continued that the school’s sports field, for some-time now, had become the public park, as all manner of people come around to play there, and in the process, distract the attention of the children, especially, during class hours.
She explained that the normal closing time was 3:30 p.m., but as a result of the activities of the youth of the town, and the offensive stench emanating from the refuse dump in the school, they are compelled to close at 2:30 p.m.
The spokesman for the Gborbu Wulomo – Shitse, Wradi Keda Bortey, assured the school authorities that the Nungua Traditional Council, as a matter of urgency, would liaise with the Ledzorkuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) to address the concerns they had raised.
Pix: The Gborbu Wulomo – Shitse, Nuumo Borketey Lawer Tsuru (in white apparel), presenting the items to Mrs. Janet Owusu Ampaw, Headmistress of the Nungua Presby Primary School