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The 8-bedroom teachers' bungalow

Teacher Accommodation Challenges at Obenyemi M/A JHS: DEOP To the Rescue

The accommodation plight of teachers of the Obenyemi M/A Junior High School (JHS) in the Yilo Krobo municipality of the Eastern region are now over, thanks to Rite FM’s DEOP II project whose monitoring exercise uncovered the predicament of the teachers.

In the wake of this constraint, residents of the Obenyemi community have mobilized resources and labour to build an eight bedroom teachers’ bungalow for the use of the teachers and this has greatly excited the chairman of the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

The PTA Chairman for the Obenyemi L/A Junior High School (JHS), is applauding Rite FM and its partners currently executing the District Education Observer Programme for facilitating the provision of some relief to teachers in the school.

The toilet facility for the teachers

This follows the construction of a teacher’s bungalow for teachers in the school by the Obenyemi community, a direct benefit of the DEOP II project being ran by the radio station and its sponsors in the project, STAR-Ghana, the European Union, DANIDA and UKaid.

A content Mr. Nanor expressed his gratification during an interview with Rite FM’s Edwin Larbi during a monitoring exercise to the school, for the construction of the facility.

The PTA chairman in lauding the station said the absence of the bungalow before the project sourly inconvenienced teachers who were compelled by the situation to trek long distances to the school, a situation that affected teaching and learning in the school.

“The school, prior to Rite FM’s DEOP programme, did not have accommodation facilities for its teachers, a situation which distracted teaching and learning because the teachers lived outside the town and had to walk long distances to the school,” he recalled.

He was convinced that the provision of the facility has greatly improved on teachers’ commitment and punctuality to work.

“Now teachers who used to come to school late now come on time because they know Rite FM after facilitating this action will follow-up to check if their attitude in respect to their reporting time for school has improved,” Mr. Nanor explained.

STAR-Ghana with financial funding from DANIDA, Ukaid and the European Union is supporting Rite FM in the ongoing District Education Observer Project (DEOP II) which seeks to help improve the academic performance of 10 schools in the Yilo Krobo Municipality.

Source; Prince Paul Amuzu/www.ritefmonline.org/princeamuzuz667@gmail.com

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