Pupils study in dilapidated building; as a new school block rots awayThe old school block that is still being used by the pupil

Pupils study in dilapidated building; as a new school block rots away

Pupils of Nkrankrom Methodist School in the Sunyani East Municipality of the Bono Region are left to study in a very harsh condition under a dilapidat

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Pupils of Nkrankrom Methodist School in the Sunyani East Municipality of the Bono Region are left to study in a very harsh condition under a dilapidated school building whiles the newly constructed building has been left to rot away.

According to a national service person, Abdul Hakeem Mahama who visited the school and filed this report says the condition of the pupil pushed him to enquire why they are still studying under the old dilapidated block whiles the new building is under lock and was told by the school authority that the new building is not in use because it has not been commissioned.

“After some follow-up, with the school authorities,  it was revealed that authorities at the helm of affairs in Government had refused to open the building for use, saying that, the building had not been commissioned” – he said

Where the pupil still studying despite having a new block

“We (I and WAN) see no reason why children at such tender ages should be left to suffer under these harsh conditions all in the name of “commissioning a building”. The deplorable state of the classrooms, especially when it rains does not promote academic excellence in Ghana, particularly not at the preschool stage” – he added

The locked new school building that is left to rot away because it has not been commissioned

Read his full report:

June 24, 2019

ABDUL HAKEEM MAHAMA, NATIONAL SERVICE PERSONNEL

+233 54 225 6155

abdulhakeemahama6@gmail.com

THE CRY OF PUPILS OF NKRANKROM METHODIST PRIMARY SCHOOL

With inspiration from the words of our President, “We should be citizens and not spectators”,

I, Abdul Hakeem Mahama, a National Service Personnel of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, have taken a keen interest in the condition and well being of every citizen, their political color or being notwithstanding.

On the 14th of June 2019, the Women Advocacy Network (WAN) and I visited Nkrankrom Methodist School within the Sunyani East Municipality to make some donations.

Upon our arrival, we realized they needed more than just books, pens and other study materials which we donated.

It was a bitter experience to see pupils of Kindergarten 1, 2 and 3 sitting in a near-collapsed shed with septuagenarian roofing.

As the rain descended, it penetrated the roof, ensuring an ineffective classroom session. Interestingly, we spotted a newly completed building which was not in use.

After some follow-up, with the school authorities,  it was revealed that authorities at the helm of affairs in Government had refused to open the building for use, saying that, the building had not been commissioned.

We (I and WAN) see no reason why children at such tender ages should be left to suffer under these harsh conditions all in the name of “commissioning a building”. The deplorable state of the classrooms, especially when it rains does not promote academic excellence in Ghana, particularly not at the preschool stage.

I, therefore, appeal to the media, being the fourth arm of government, and all other stakeholders, to help enforce any authority responsible, to quickly open this building which has been locked for months. This will help reduce the risk of accidents and danger posed to pupils and the staff of the said institution.

Let’s try to create a balanced academic system for our young ones, one underdeveloped community at a time.

Thank you.

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