Pupils of Punyoro Primary School in Kassena-Nankana Municipal, Upper East Region of Ghana, have called on the government to urgently renovate their school to prevent a possible collapse of the facility. In addition, the pupils are also appealing for textbooks to enhance teaching and learning. According to reports, the school was established in 1963 to provide primary education to children in the community, but the first block of the school has not seen any renovation since then.
The school’s weak structure, characterized by the absence of windows and leaking classrooms, negatively affects teaching and learning. The lack of adequate textbooks is also a major hindrance to academic work in the school. The situation worsens during the rainy season, bringing teaching and learning to a halt.
In an interview with Citi News, some of the pupils shared their ordeal and appealed to the government for urgent support. The Headmistress of the school, Logonia Rolanda, also bemoaned the impact of the situation on academic work and called on stakeholders to intervene.
The school’s management committee (SMC) appealed for funding from benevolent individuals and corporate bodies to help address the plight of the school pupils during the school’s 60th anniversary. Isaac Yorose, SMC chairman for the school, appealed to everyone to come to their aid.
It is important to note that education is a fundamental human right, and it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that children have access to quality education in a conducive environment. It is saddening to hear of the plight of the pupils of Punyoro Primary School, and urgent action needs to be taken to address their needs.
For the most part, the government needs to allocate funds for the renovation of the school and provide textbooks to enhance learning. Corporate bodies and individuals should also heed the call to support the school in whatever way they can. Education is the key to unlocking the potential of Ghana’s future generation, and it is essential to invest in it.
Source: Ghana Guardian