Rainstorm devastates cluster of schools at Asuofua

Soaked exercise books parked outside the devastated classrooms

The Asuofua D/A cluster of Schools at Asuofua, comprising four sets of basic schools each, made up of Pre-School, Primary and Junior High Schools of Blocks ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’  have been closed down.

The closure follows the collapse of some of the classrooms in a rainstorm last Tuesday, which completely or partially ripped off roofs of some blocks, making the structures uninhabitable at Asuafuo, in the Atwima Nwabiagya North district, of the Ashanti region.

Some classrooms of the primary section of Block ‘A’ have developed deep cracks turning those buildings’ into death traps.

Some classrooms and offices at the Junior High School, also at Block ‘A’, have as well had their roof completely ripped off, rendering those classrooms and offices not fit for teaching and learning, as stationery and textbooks were soaked by the rains.

A scene in a classroom

Some of the classrooms of the Block ‘D’ section of the school had had their roofs partially ripped off, exposing the rooms to the direct vagaries of the weather.

The most devastation was recorded at another JHS block of classrooms, which had totally collapsed, requiring urgent attention to restore the classrooms to normal for teaching and learning to continue.

The Assembly Member, Michael Osei Kwaku, with some members of the Unit Committee of the Asuofua-Asaamang Electoral Area, who had visited the scene to acquaint themselves with the extent of the devastation, observed that the disaster offers the stakeholders a unique opportunity to re-consider re-designing the structures to suit modern demands.

Roof of JHS at Block `A’ completely ripped off

Mr. Osei Kwaku appealed to members of the public and state actors to help rebuild the damaged buildings to bring back teaching and learning in the school.

The Headmistress of Block ‘A’ JHS, Mrs. Charity Nseibo, disclosed that some of the affected Primary Schools have been temporarily closed down for the safety of the pupils, whilst efforts were being made to repair those damaged structures.

She called on the government, the Ghana Education Service and the Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly to come to their aid.

Pupils count the losses after the rainstorm


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