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General News of Thursday, 11 January 2018


Nungua SHS lacks adequate infrastructure to cater for student population - Headmistress

Cecilia Asabea Boateng, Headmistress of the Nungua Senior High School play videoCecilia Asabea Boateng, Headmistress of the Nungua Senior High School

The Headmistress of the Nungua Senior High School, Cecilia Asabea Boateng has lamented the lack of infrastructure at the school to meet the growing demands of the students.

She decried the absence of a dining hall and the small size of the library which barely accommodates a little more than 50 out of the 1600 student population of the school.

The headmistress was worried that the lack of these infrastructures was greatly hampering teaching and learning and affecting the quality of education been delivered.

"We don't have a permanent dining hall, it's also a challenge. Our library is also very small we cannot even accommodate up to 100 students at a time out of 1600 students, so it is a challenge. Our home science students are also suffering, we don't have enough rooms, and staff accommodation - we don't have enough teachers on compound to supervise, it is also a challenge" she retorted.

She was however appreciative of the kind gesture of the MP of the Krowor Constituency, Afoley Quaye, who has pledged to assist the school put up a boys’ dormitory facility.

She recounted the help given the school so far by the MP in providing temporary accommodation for the boys to make way for the reconstruction of a new building.

"The priority is the boys but we are working on it with the help of the MP. The boys' dormitory is weak and earmarked for demolishing so the MP is helping us to relocate the boys and complete the new one for them to inhabit it" she disclosed.

Nungua Secondary school was in the news some months ago for not having enough toilets facilities to accommodate the increasing number of students caused by the Free SHS policy.

The school thus had to shut down on basis of poor sanitary condition until provision was made and the sanitary conditions were improved.

The headmistress made these remarks during a tour of selected schools in the Greater Accra Region by the Deputy Education Minister.

The tour was to afford the Minister the opportunity to access the quality of tuition in the Region and interact with stakeholders to understand their challenges.

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