A girls’ dormitory block constructed for Asanteman Senior High School with funding from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has remained unused for almost two years after its completion.
Despite the school’s accommodation challenges due to a significant infrastructural deficit, authorities have not been able to utilize the new facility due to security concerns.
The location of the new dormitory has been taken over by squatters, making it unsafe to move students there without adequate security measures.
The Assistant Headmistress in charge of Domestic at the school has stated that the dormitory has been completed but still requires a water system.
“Because of the challenges of space here, we are thinking of sending some of the form ones there. We have spoken to the relevant authorities, and we wrote to the regional director of education and the regional minister but nothing was done about the security concerns that we raised.”
“We will be happy if the authorities can come to our aid so that the place will be secured for us for use,” Madam Osei further appealed.
The school authorities have reached out to the relevant authorities, including the Regional Director of Education and the Regional Minister, to address the security concerns, but nothing has been done.
However, the Kumasi Metropolitan Educational Director suggested that the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) should hire temporary staff to beef up security before the students can be moved to the new dormitory according to reports available.