Teachers and pupils of the Asokore Salvation Army Basic School in the New Juaben North Municipality are finding it difficult to create an enabling environment for quality teaching and learning.
Speaking to the Eastern File, the Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Evelyn Tawiah Nyanor, emotionally called on the government, well-meaning Ghanaians and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to come to their aid.
According to her, about 70 pupils occupy a classroom, a situation that would not only affect quality teaching and learning, but also the general well -being of the children would be in jeopardy.
A primary school at Koforidua Asokore in the New Juaben North Municipality in the Eastern Region has more than 400 pupils from Kindergarten to Class Six.
“There is less concentration during teaching and learning due to the large number in the classrooms,” adding that “the number of classrooms is not enough for us, and so we have about 70 pupils in a class.”
“We will divide the school, Salvation A and B if we get enough classroom blocks, since we have a large number of pupils,” she stated.
She was, however, appreciative to the government for putting up a six-unit classroom block for the Junior High School (JHS) with an office, store and library, but was yet to be completed.