Authorities at the Suhum-Abisem Primary School in the West Akyim District of the Eastern Region, are appealing for support to complete an 11-unit classroom block that has been abandoned since 2012 due to financial constraints.

Pupils study in the dilapidated structures. 
Pupils study in the dilapidated structures.


TV3?s Michael Addo reports that the school?s existing weak infrastructure has made teaching and learning difficult for both teachers and pupils and has also reduced enrollment.

The school, constructed some eighty years ago has a pupil population of about fifty and five teachers. Authorities have blamed the poor numbers on inadequate infrastructure which compels them to combine classes.

When the new steam visited the school, the roof had ripped off, living the desks in the classroom at the mercy of the weather.

A teacher said ?Sometimes when the weather is hot, you can?t stay in the classroom because of the roofing sheets. So we are forced to relax under the trees for a while before we return?.

Elsewhere, portions of the roof of the washroom had ripped off. The school does not also have a decent place of convenience. In 2012, an NGO from the United States started building an eleven unit classroom block but work stalled last year November due to financial constraints.

Head teacher of the school, Daniel Tinkorang, told TV3 that  although  authorities have made numerous appeals to institutions to help improve facilities there, none has responded to their plight.

?Due to the type of the building that we?ve got, we have poor enrollment in this environment. So we need help from either NGOs, individuals or the government to help us complete the new structure that the NGO is helping to give us?.



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