The Assembly Member and residents of Asekantia have appealed to government to attend to the deplorable state of infrastructure at the Asekantia Basic School in the Ahafo Ano South West District to create a conducive learning environment for students.
The Assembly Member, for the area, Mr. Francis Kwao, indicated that the school was built over 75 years ago but has not seen any major renovation, leaving the building to ‘rot’, a situation which has been the major concern for parents and teachers at Asekantia.
He intimated that since the Akufo-Addo-led administration has an interest in education, government must provide another 3-unit block to enable the school to accommodate the increasing student population.
“The school is very old and its current state is a death trap. We are afraid and don’t want to endanger the lives of the children. We can’t use this infrastructure for anything and it can’t contain all the pupils”
He added that “any time it rains we are compelled to pack all the pupils from primary one to six into the three classroom block government built earlier until the rains cease.”
Speaking to Angel News’ Bismark Mensah, some residents of the community said, the current state of the school poses a great threat to their wards and the entire community.
“Over here teachers are very few and the rains have destroyed all the ceilings so classes end when it rains. We need a new school”, a resident lamented.
Another female resident stated that both teachers and students suffer when it rains. Besides that she complained about lack of drinking water for the pupils and sleeping place for teachers.
The residents have revealed that, behind the school is a galamsay pit, and the owner of the pit works there at night.
The existence of the pit, they say, also poses a bigger threat to the school children.