• Needs Urgent Attention

Story: Albert Leonard Yirenkyi

MAMPONG SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
MAMPONG SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

The Mampong Akwapim Basic School for the Deaf is on the verge of collapse if government and other organization do not come to their aide.

The school which started in 1957, was the first School built to take care of the deaf and dumb in Ghana. However, condition at the school today needs much to be desired.

The school which has seen renovation on its buildings has almost all the buildings near collapse.

A visit to the school has revealed that, the school is in need of modern infrastructure involving good and well equipped classrooms, and places of convenience.

It is very worrying to note that, the clinic which happens to take care of students has all its facilities broken down with virtually nothing for health attendants to work with.

Speaking to the Headmistress of the school, Madam Regina Dankwa heard she stated that the money that government earmarked for the school is not forthcoming and even if it comes, it is too meager to cater for the needs of the students.

She mentioned that, the condition in which the school blocks are now deserves serious attention from government and other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

She is appealing to the government to come to their aide. She also revealed that some parents dumped their wards at the school without paying visits to see how they are doing. “Some of them are brought here for the past seven years, and they are still here. But the most worrying aspect of it is that, parents refused to visit them,” she said.

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