Authorities of the Presbyterian Senior High School in Mampong Akuapem are appealing to government to construct a dining and an assembly hall for the school. According to them, the school which was constructed some 22 years ago has only a shed that serves as both dining and assembly hall.
The Headmaster, Ebenezer Tetteh Akusaki told Citi News, the shed “was erected by the PTA [Parent and Teachers Association] and that is where we hold our social gatherings. It is not even cemented.”
He added that “there is so much dust and at times, when it rains, the students even find it difficult to eat.
According to him, students travel long distances to a nearby stream for water because the school has no access to potable water supply.
Mr. Akusaki revealed that the school authorities have “managed to construct about five boreholes but out of the five, we only get water from two and even that is not enough for the students. The students have to go to a nearby stream to fetch water every day.” This he said affects academic work.
The headmaster also acknowledged that although government had provided the school with modern science equipment, they were not in use due to the absence of a science lab.
“We have only one room which is used as physics, chemistry and biology labs so we need more rooms,” he said.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana