Pupils in Asuogyaman still study under makeshift structures

From Isaac Akwetey-Okunor

Porponyas Local Authority Primary school (left), Yeniama L. A. JHS. (right)

The government’s determination and efforts to make education easily accessible, particularly, to those in the rural areas, would be a mirage when issues of proper structures and enabling environments for teaching and learning are not improved.

A tour conducted by the Eastern File to assess the state of education in some parts of the Asuogyaman District, has exposed how some school children, who are considered as the future leaders of the country, are battling with their education.

Some of the areas visited by the paper include the Porponya Local Authority (L/A) School, Yemiama L/A Junior High School (JHS), and South Senchi School.

This visit was later followed by the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Johnson Ahiakpor, and some staff of the District Assembly.

At the Porponya L/A School and Yemiama JHS, the little one talks about the structures under which the children study, the better it would be.

It was an emotional tour seeing the children sitting on bare floors, with no tables and chairs, but having to make do with a bench, and putting their books and other materials on their laps during classes.

That notwithstanding, the Assembly is constructing a three-unit classroom block for the South Senchi School, as it mobilises resources to address the situation.

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