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The deplorable state of infrastructure at the Kpilnyin D /A Primary School in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region, is hampering quality academic work in the school.

The classrooms are in a poor state; walls of the building have developed deep cracks and the floors of the classrooms have also developed some holes. The situation thus expose the pupils and their teachers to dangers.

A visit to the school revealed that, the school has series of challenges which include lack of furniture and learning materials. The school with close to 300 pupils had less than thirty dual desks and pupils are compelled to sit on the floor for lessons.

Some Teachers of the school who are obviously not happy with the situation, declined to comment on the issue, expressing fear of victimization. Headteacher of Kpilnyin D/A Primary School also refused to speak to the issue.

However some community members of Kpilnyin that spoke to Diamond News said the school serves several communities in the area, therefore it is important for the authorities to take urgent steps to rehabilitate the school to avoid any calamity.

The chairman of the parents and teachers association of the school (PTA) Yahaya Alhassan, on his part said the school which was put up by UNICEF over ten years ago, required serious renovation. He indicated that, the pupils are always sent home whenever it threatened to rain.

According to him the school had been battling with this challengers for over the years, adding that he together with the head teacher of the school have been written severally to the Kumbungu District Assembly for help, but all their efforts had fallen on deaf ears.

Diamond News’ attempted some answers from the Kumbungu District Education Directorate, but this also proved futile //


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