The Coalition of Concerned Teachers – Ghana has pointed out that a significant number of primary schools are suffering from deficiencies such as the absence of furniture, essential teaching materials, and the necessary educational infrastructure.
President King Ali Awudu of CCT-GH has urged the government to prioritize primary schools, emphasizing the dire situation these institutions are currently facing.
Awudu stated, “As I address you today, there are countless primary schools lacking the essential learning resources. Moreover, some schools in remote areas even lack basic furniture for students, and most of these schools suffer from a lack of fundamental amenities.”
He went on to express his concerns about the government’s neglect of primary schools, drawing a parallel to the attention given to senior high schools.
He remarked, “The government seems to have turned a blind eye to our primary schools, similar to what has been observed in the case of senior high schools. We are hopeful that one day, we will have a president and government that recognize the pressing need to allocate more resources to primary education.”
These concerns from President Awudu come at a time when the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that the first term of the 2023/2024 academic year for primary schools is scheduled to commence on October 3, 2023.