The shortage of food and lack of furniture in some basic schools across the country has been a topic of discussion in recent weeks and the situation is not different with the Wassa Hemanso D/A Basic school in the Wassa East district of western region.
The Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) executives at Wassa Hemanso D/A Basic school are lamenting that the food served to children as part of the school feeding programme is not nutritious enough.
According to them, this has gotten inverse effects on the children’s health and their academic performances.
The PTA executives who spoke to MYREPUBLICONLINE source in the Wassa East district of the Western region indicated that sometimes the children are served banku without soup and fish or rice with a pinch of stew without any source of protein.
They added that aside from the poor quality of food served, the quantity is also not encouraging.
The PTA executives have however appealed to the school feeding secretariat to come down to Wassa Hemanso D/A Basic School to monitor the work of caterers to ensure that quality food is given to the children.
Parents and teachers did not only complain about the quality of the food but also the huge furniture deficit in the school.
They stated the furniture deficit is another problem that needs to be addressed and adding that about five to six children share a desk which must at times cause these children to struggle and fight.
They are however pleading with authorities to come to the aid of the school to make teaching and learning fun for the future leaders of the country.