Pupils and teachers of Amedzope Basic School in the Afram Plains South District battle with reptiles in dilapidated structures.
Information available to Coverghana.com.gh in connection with a concerned teacher’s post on Facebook sometime ago, about the dilapidated nature of Amedzope Basic School in the Afram Plains South District, that got people talking, has revealed the true nature of situation confronting pupils/students and teachers in the area.
Reports disclosed that, the school has no classroom blocks to accommodate the pupils and teachers for proper and effective teaching and learning to take place.
Photos intercepted by Coverghana.com.gh saw students/learners/pupils studying in the sun under trees and temporal shades put up by the community folks. It’s said that, teachers are forced to close down the school when there’s a sign of rainfall or a little sunshine.
The school, which has a population of about 30 pupils and 5 teachers, harbours pupils/students from Kindergarten to class 2, as the highest class in the school.
Although, the school isn’t in any good shape, teachers in the school, also complain about the dilapidated nature of the mud house they live in, as it serves as the store room for reptiles such as scorpions and snakes and other living things, putting their lives in danger.
This is a worrying situation to the teachers and pupils in the era of covid-19 pandemic, as they all struggle to survive the condition.
“Education they say, is key but it seems only selected people enjoy that privilege, in Ghana now.” They said.
The teachers, community members, parents etc are therefore appealing to the government and Philanthropists to come to their rescue.
See photos of the school below;