The chairman of the committee and residents of Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya North district of the Ashanti Region have urged the government to address the appalling condition of facilities at the Adankwame D/A JHS in order to establish a conducive learning environment for pupils
The committee chairman for the area, Mr. Francis K. Fosu, indicated that the school was built over 80 years ago but has not seen any major renovation, leaving the building to ‘rot’, a situation that has been a major concern for parents and teachers at Adankwame.
He intimated that since the Akufo-Addo-led administration has an interest in education, the government must provide them with additional classroom blocks 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 students from their respective classrooms into one of the classroom blocks the government built earlier, which is yet to be handed over to the school until the rains cease.”
Speaking to Silver News, 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 male resident stated that both teachers and students suffer when it rains. Besides that, he complained about the lack of toilet facilities for the students and the staff common room for teachers.
The residents have revealed that erosion has taken over the school and is washing away the existing infrastructure.