Pupils of Bayerebon Dodowa primary in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region, are forced to sit on bare floor to learn, and
this is just one of the school’s many infrastructural challenges.
They thus want government to swiftly provide
them a conducive infrastructure for teaching and learning.
The Bayerebon Dodowa community school is the only school serving the entire community.
Joydaddymultimedia.com can report that, pupils in Kindergarten one and two of Bayerebon Dodowa M/A Primary school sit on the floor to write and learn during classes hours due to lack of desks in both classes.
Bryt FM reporter Hamza Mohammed speaking to some parents in the community expressed worry about the deteriorating condition of the school and for that matter, managed to put up a three unit classroom block to help children between the ages of Five (5) and above to have assess to quality education in their quest to abrogate children from walking distances away from the town to acquire education elsewhere.
"We have done our part but now we want the government to come and support us because we cannot do it alone" They narrated.
Some parents also advocated for teachers as they believe those available are not enough to help their course.
The school has about ninety pupils where both KG One and Two are together in the same class. But aside congestion, in the school, there is also shortage of desks which compelled pupils to share desk where parents on the other hand called on the government to provide the necessary support.
The lack of infrastructure is affecting teaching and learning in the community, Dodowa M/A primary school where teachers also find it difficult to supervise the kids due to lack of spacing in the classroom.
Apart from this, pupils also find it difficult to get proper ventilation and visibility, hence making learning uncomfortable for many of them.
However, parents within the Dodowa community have therefore appealed to the Youth and Sports Minister who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima Mponua constituency, Hon. Issac Kwame Asiamah and the District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) Hon. Williams Darko to assist them with building materials such as cement, roofing sheet and logistics to make teaching and learning easier for them.
Source: Sylvester Ntim/Joydaddymultimedia.com