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The Issue of Poor (dilapidated) Basic School Infrastructure; The Case of Brukum Agavenya JHS

Bad and unfavourable classroom building and auxiliary facility as well staff common room continue to unfold as Rite FM implements the Scorecard stage of DEOP ll.

The dilapidated infrastructure situation of the Brukum Agavenya JHS was described as ‘old as Adam’ by the Assembly member of the area, Hon. Felix Tetteh Kwabla, who double as a member of the Agric sub-committee of Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly.

The disgrace existing ‘death trap’ was built by the community over three decades, meanwhile the school belongs to government pool of schools.

According to him, he wrote several situational reports and pictures to the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly for consideration and remedy, but to no avail.

The Headmaster’s office

While the school has a pupils and teacher population of about thirty-five and five respectively, these teachers do their out of classroom activities under trees. It must be worth noting that female pupils live in the school without any female teacher to mentor in order to encourage their future ambition.

The Yilo Municipal Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Secretary, Mrs. Lydia Amafua bemoaned the absence of female teacher in the school. She said the precedence would discourage the girl child from taking her education serious.

The vociferous GNAT Secretary cautioned government, if its want the free SHS policy to yield better result, support for teachers and infrastructure for pupils must be placed high.

Rite FM in the rolled of the first DEOP program, captured the ‘death trap’ classroom structure in its reports followed with several advocacies. However, after four years of successful completion of the program the situation remains unconcern to authorities of Education.

The second project (DEOP ll) which is supported by STAR-Ghana with funding from Ukaid, European Union and DANIDA will end May 2017 with several activities which was believed to help improve the performance of education in the country.

Reading books destroyed by rain due to poor roofing

But according to Municipal GES Public Relations Officer, Mr. Solomon Sackitey has said the Directorate is making the effort to get some Philanthropists on board to help save the situation.

“It has come to our notice and we have taken pictures of the scene. Letters and proposal of appeal has being sent to GHACEM to come to our aid, the situation is bad,” he noted.

Meanwhile, the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Michael Teye said he was very happy for Rite FM’s intervention through it DEOP exercise.

Pupils encounter with DEOP ll coordinator in form 3 classroom

He said the previous program (DEOP l) has lifted the standard of performance of the school at the basic education certificate examination (BECE) from the lowest level to the highest, a success he said was beyond his imagination.

“Rite FM has done a lot in our performance at the last year’s BECE,” he told Captain Adabugar on the Rite Morning Ride.

According to the Ghana Education Service, a JHS infrastructure must include the Physical classroom building with electricity connected, place of convenience for both teachers and pupils, auxiliary facility such as office and store and staff common room. The rest are computer lab for ICT lessons and potable drinking water.

These were standards and entitlement the Education Service gave to Rite FM as what should exist in any Public School in any part of the country.

However, in the absence of all these, pupils and teachers of Brukum Agavenya remain committed to the discharge of their respective roles.

Source: ritefmonline.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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