Obuasi Education Directorate Appeals for Support to Renovate Death Trap School Building

The Obuasi Education Directorate is soliciting support from cooperating organizations and the general public to renovate deathtrap schools in the Obuasi Municipal.

Obuasi Education Directorate Appeals for Support to Renovate Death Trap School Building
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The Deputy Director of Obuasi Education Directorate in charge of monitoring and supervision, Mr. Emmanuel Mensah has appealed for support from well-to-do members of the society as well as cooperating organizations to assist the directorate to renovate deathtraps school buildings in the municipality.

Speaking to Soireenews' Kofi Wusu Brempong at the back of training for circuit supervisors, Mr. Mensah explained that, the deplorable nature of school buildings has come to the notice of the directorate, however, the Assembly may not be able to finance the renovation of all those school buildings and will need the help of the general public.

 "The Obuasi municipal has 25 KG schools,26 JHS, and 32 Primary schools. Some of the buildings are in good shape but the majority are in bad shape. The truth is the Assembly can't cater for it all so we’ve written to Anglo gold Ashanti for support.

“Schools like Bogobri M/A JHS, Memriwa KG, New Nsuta Jhs among others are in bad shape and need total renovation, so we're therefore calling on the well to do in society as well as cooperate bodies to help us deal with these situations.”

Early this year, a final-year pupil of New Nsuta JHS, Daniel Opoku was injured after the roofing of the school that ripped off fell on him. Again, Salvation Army KG 2 school building's roof has been ripped for over a year now, but nothing has been done about it,  these among other devastating incidents about school buildings in Obuasi municipal have triggered their call for assistance.

Meanwhile, the education director for Obuasi municipal, Madam Regina Teni Musah Mumuni, has said these happenings were due to the absence of a committee called the Municipal Education Committee, as a result of the unforeseen occurrences, the committee has been reconstituted, and work will soon begin.

By: Kofi Wusu Brempong, Obuasi