Apegusu SHS In Limbo; Boys And Girls Share Poor Common Latrine Structure
Apeguso Senior High School in Asuogyaman District is faced with a lot of challenges.
Apeguso Senior High School in Asuogyaman District, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, is in a deplorable state and facing a lot of infrastructural and furniture crises, depriving students to enjoy the quality of education.
The most worrying aspect of the situation is the fact that students -both male and female share a very poor latrine structure and attend nature’s call on a pit.
The Students scramble on few woefully inadequate desks in congested classrooms.
The school does not have adequate dormitory accommodation for both male and female students hence the conversion of some few classrooms into dormitories which has worsened the already existing challenge of inadequate classrooms in the school.
The Mankrado of Apeguso Nana Dede Akwei II, lamented, "Apeguso SHS is facing a lot of challenges. There is an inadequate girls dormitory as well as a boys dormitory block so classrooms have been converted to sleeping accommodations.
"Their toilet facility is in a very poor state but shared by both male and female students.
"The school do not have a standby generator to power the school in case of light off, to even print documents. Whenever there is light off in the evening students cannot learn. All these challenges are affecting the school which needs government intervention”.
A French Teacher in the school, Mr Kwabena Boafo explained “We lack classrooms. We are using an old classroom. We don’t have a Science laboratory, we don’t have an ICT lab as well".
"The road from the junction to the school is in bad shape, we don’t have a sports field which is affecting sporting activities in the school".
"Extremely challenge on Water too, as well as Inadequate Furniture to accommodate students".
"Inadequate classroom space to furniture is making it difficult because the students are packed in the class like a sardine. You will see seating in fives and tens on chairs learning together".
"We are humbly appealing to government and other Organizations to come in as a matter of Urgency”.
Some of the students appealed to the government to come to their aid saying, “Our classroom blocks are inadequate. We don’t have Science laboratories, and Science Equipment is scarcity, this makes the science students struggle a lot when it is time for practicals, so we are appealing to the government, we really need the Science lab for the science students to be able to do their Science practicals to be able to pass the science for us”.
“Our boys’ dormitory is in a bad state which is not good for our health.
The toilet too is an eyesore. We don’t have an ICT lab, so we need a lot of computers to study, the students narrated.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent