Ada West Assembly neglects ripped-off school block; students learn in the open

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Students of the Anyamam Community D/A Junior High School have resorted to studying in the open after their school block was ripped-off by windstorm years ago.

The block still lie unroofed, a development which is hindering teaching and learning for the past few years since the natural disaster stroke.

Established in 1961 as a middle school, the Anyamam Community D/A Junior High School  served Goi, Akplabanya, Lolonya and other communities that did not have middle school at the time until they got one in the 70s and 80s.

It is currently the only JHS which serves both public and private basic schools in the community, hence pressure on the school.

The situation has turned devastating after the roof of the four-unit school block with teachers staff common room was ripped-off by a windstorm over three years ago.

The Ada West Assembly’s attention was drawn to the situation to ensure that the roof was fixed to restore conducive teaching and learning but nothing has since been done.

PTA, realising the consequences of the continues stay of the roofless school block contributed to do the mortar works to the roof level and again solicited support from the Assembly to roof it but the Assembly remains unconcerned.

The situation presently is dire that, students conduct classes under their bush canteen shed, portions of the ripped-off block with palm and Coconut branches over to give them shades and others under trees.

Both pupils and teachers have to carry their learning materials to safety in the only two available classrooms at a drizzle.

Apart from students learning under such 17th century condition when Atinka News visited the school, teachers were found preparing lesson notes and marking assignments under trees as their staff common room.

Some parents who spoke to Atinka News on conditions of anonymity said the District Chief Executive, Adzoteye Laweh Akrofi has refused to tell them anything tangible during their several meetings with him.

The unpleasant development, both teachers and parents say has negatively affected 2018 and 2019 BECE results.

Ghana|| Edward Graham Sebbie