Parents whose wards attend the Nyankpala D/A Junior High School are appealing to benevolent organizations and philanthropists to come to their aid by restoring the JHS block which had its roof ripped off after a recent storm.
According to the parents, the roof of the three-unit classroom block, which was blown off is yet to receive any attention even after series of reports had been made to the Tolon District Assembly and the District Educational Directorate about the incident a month ago.
The school, which is located in the heart of Nyankpala, has nurtured thousands of youth and provided knowledge for countless residents including the current acting DCE of Tolon District Ms Barikisu Yakubu, but the state of the school block isn’t something to be proud of.
In an interview with Diamond News, the PTA chairman, Mohammed Adams, revealed that teaching comes to an abrupt end whenever there is a change in the weather thereby affecting academic activities of the pupils.
He said all attempts to reach out to the authority in the Tolon District Assembly to fix the structure had yielded no results. He said the PTA is working closely with other parents to hold a general meeting to levy each parent to contribute some monies towards fixing the block.
“There was a windstorm four weeks ago which wrecked havoc on the classroom structure, ripping off the roof of the form one block thereby causing cracks in the building. We asked the head teacher to write to inform the Tolon District Assembly and the District Educational Directorate, but they are yet to visit the School after the report, and this it is affecting teaching and learning. Whenever there is a change of weather, the pupils vacate the classrooms without taking instruction from the teachers. We are appealing to benevolent organizations and philanthropists to support us to renovate the classrooms for our kids,” Mr. Mohamed Adams appealed.
Meanwhile Diamond News made attempts to reach out to the Tolon District Assembly and the District Educational Directorate but these proved futile.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu