Tamale Janshegu Anglican Primary School in Poor Condition, Pupils Learn on Bare floor
Access to equal and quality education for the school-going age in the Northern part of Ghana is still a big challenge in most communities.
Due to the poor nature of school buildings and lack of basic furniture at the facilities, the school-going age is gradually losing interest in education.
Jonshegu Anglican Primary School, situated in the city of the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region is one of the several schools facing such challenges.
The facility lack electricity, tables, doors, cardboard, chairs, and computers which the pupils will use to learn ICT and other educational purposes.
Visit the school by Soireenews during teaching and learning hours, the pupils were spotted on the bare floor of the classrooms, with few seated on a chair uncomfortable and in a stressful posture.
Commenting on the situation to the news portal on behalf of the Headteacher of the school who declined to speak on the record for personnel reasons, Afa Inusah Tia, the PTA Chairman of the school appealed to philanthropists and government to assist them with chairs and tables.
"As you can see, the children sit on the bare floor to learn, they sometimes fight over the few chairs in the classrooms. As members of the PTA of the school, we are very worried about the condition in which the children are learning, also the doors and windows of the classrooms are broken, the situation had been the same four years now".
According to him, the Parents Teachers Association had on several occasions contributed to fixing some of the broken furniture, but most parents are now tired of the contribution.
Senior Prefect of the school, Firdous Kudus revealed that the challenges have made some of their colleagues change schools.
According to him, they have not been thought ICT in its practical form due to the unavailability of electricity in the school.
He, therefore, appealed to the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu and other agencies to come to their aid.
Some of the pupils also added their voice on the development, by calling on government and cooperative bodies to come to their assistance.
By Nurudeen Ibrahim, Tamale