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Regional News of Sunday, 18 May 2014

Source: GNA

2,200 students in Wa SHTS using one toilet

The Wa Senior High Technical School lack key basic facilities to the extent that only one eight-sitter toilet and one urine pit serve both sexes in the school which has a population of 2,200 students.

Ironically, though the school is located directly opposite the Regional offices of both the Ghana Water Company Limited and the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, water supply to the school is erratic.

There are only two boreholes at the disposal of the students one of which has broken down due to extreme pressure on it, resulting in the students trekking long distances to look for water daily.

Mr. Gaeten Bayel, Headmaster of the School made this known to newsmen at the school in Wa on Friday, when he commissioned a notice board which was constructed by the Student’s Representative Council (SRC) of the school.

He said some of the classrooms have been converted into dormitories while the kitchen staff perform their duties in the open, leaving them at the mercy of the weather

The Headmaster appealed to non-government organizations, public-spirited individuals and other benevolent groups to supplement government efforts by providing some of these facilities for the school.

The notice board was constructed at a cost of about Ghc4,000, through the SRC dues.

Mr. Bayel said prior to the provision of the facility, notices memos and other forms of written information usually had to be pasted on walls of classrooms and dormitories making them an eyesore.

He commended the SRC executives for their foresight in providing the giant notice board and urged their predecessors to emulate them by contributing something to help in the development of the school.

He assured the students that the school administration would take good care of any facility that would be provided for the school.

Hasimu Tuunaahu Fataawu, the out-going SRC President, appealed to their successors to also leave a landmark by way of infrastructure before they leave the institution.

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