Due to their dread of being bitten by reptiles, two teachers and their families who had previously lived in a two-unit teachers’ bungalow at the Nfensi D/A Junior High School have left permanently.
Since snakes and scorpions gained access to their living rooms, usually at morning, they have sought refuge elsewhere in the neighborhood and in Kumasi.
The ceiling has been found to be the primary entry point for the reptiles and arachnids, in addition to the bungalow’s weak doors, which make it simple for these predators to sneak through to their rooms.
Due to the strong winds, parts of the ceiling have been destroyed, making it permeable for the preys to enter.
The roofing sheets have also had several leaks, causing the school administration to improvise by covering it with concrete blocks to stop additional damage.
In addition, the house is encircled by a thick canopy of trees, providing the ideal habitat for the reproduction of such predatory creatures.
The school’s headmaster, Nicolas Frimpong, claimed in an interview that all attempts to persuade the authorities to address their concerns had been futile.
Last Thursday at Nfensi, in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of the Ashanti Region, he made these remarks outside of a durbar where the Moments of Glory Prayer Army (MOGPA) was presenting a multipurpose library facility to the school.
The two instructors were not the first to leave the bungalow for the same reasons, the headmaster claimed.
He claimed that the school, founded in 1963 and home to more than 200 students today, has seen little or no modifications and he pleaded with the government and other charitable organizations to assist it.
Another issue he brought up was the lack of a restroom for the students, which was used by students to skip class when they had to go to the bathroom and, in many cases, never returned.
According to him, this had an impact on the students’ interaction time and thus hindered their ability to pursue a basic education of high quality.