Pupils of Nyankpala Islamia English and Arabic Primary school in the Nyankpala Township of the Tolon District in the Northern Region, have to sit or lie on the bare floor to study due to lack of furniture required for effective teaching and learning in the lower primary block.
According to the chairman of the school management committee (SMC), Haruna Iddi, the dire situation is affecting the performance of the students most especially pupils from the lower primary in the school since they have been compelled to sit on the bare floor to study.
He said efforts to get the attention of the education directorate and the Tolon District Chief Executive about the situation of the school proved futile.
Haruna Iddi also stated that the situation compelled the SMC to levy all parents to pay 25 Ghana cedis each for furniture in the school. “How can a student performed in this type of environment?” he quizzed. “We are compelled to levy all parents to pay 25 Ghana cedis for furniture because the Tolon District Education Directorate is unwilling to performed its duty. But the contribution is not also coming that is why we still find ourselves in this situation”, he lamented.
“It is only the teachers we were able to provide chairs to sit. The pupils are compelled to sit on the floor, while others lie on the floor to write. In fact, the situation here is so appalling and our appeal goes to government and NGOs have proved futile. You can see for yourself”, he narrated.
Haruna Iddi in an interview with Diamondfmonline.com however, called for support from philanthropist and other benevolent institutions to come to their aid to support them with furniture to improve teaching and learning in the school.
A visit by Diamondfmonline.com to the school revealed that pupils have been seating on bare floor during on classes hours for over 9 years.
Some of the pupils, who spoke to Diamondfmonline.com, said they mostly get distracted during class hours because of the bad environment. “Our school uniforms also get dirty whenever we sit or lie to write during classes hours”, one student said.
“We have to spend two to three hours mobbed the class rooms whenever it train before we can have a palace to sit for class”, another student shared his predicament.
The frustrated pupils however called for support from philanthropists, government and other benevolent organizations to come to their aid.
Diamondfmonline.com in attempt to speak to the District Chief Executive for Tolon Hajia Barikisu Yakubu proved futile.
Source:AlhassanYakubu | www.Diamondfmonline.com | Ghana