E/R: Poor infrastructure cripples education at Nkurakan Presby JHS

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Education at Nkurakan Presbyterian Junior High School, a suburb in Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region is on the brink of collapsing over infrastructure deficit.

The lack of infrastructure is affecting teaching and learning at the Junior High level in the community.

The over fifty years building that serves several neighboring communities has now become a deathtrap posing danger to both teachers and pupils after authorities unconcerned to renovate the facility.

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Parent Teacher Association (PTA) chairman of Nkurakan presbyterian JHS school, Mr Tetteh Wayo who expressed his displeasure to Rite FM’S David Ayertey Nenebi, monitored by Angelonline.com.gh said the menace is alarming since he fears the building that has deeply cracked with part of its roofing destroyed could collapse and claim innocent lives.

He added that efforts made to draw the attention of the Municipal Education Directorate and the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly to fix the problem has proved futile.

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Mr Tetteh Wayo stressed “As a PTA chairman, I fear that should anything bad happen as a result of the nature of the building, I wouldn’t know what to do. So we the [PTA] tried our possible best and devoted ourselves by raising a wooden structure for the pupils, but still it is not enough so students are overcrowded.”

Again, he observed that the school also lack desks and chairs pushing students to carry their own chairs from home to school.

Following this, he called on the government, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and indigenes of the community to come to their assistance.

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