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General News of Saturday, 18 May 2019


Beposo M/A basic school pleads for classroom blocks as shed floods amid heavy rains

The daunting task of wiping out the ‘schools under trees’ phenomenon seems to have no end in sight, as several schools in remote parts of the country continue to study under trees and in dilapidated structures.

The Ghana Education Service has been plagued with the unavailability of suitable classrooms for all children to sit and learn, to achieve the UN SDG four, which calls for inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Teachers and pupils of Beposo M/A basic school seem to have been exempted from the merits of the SDG goal four, as they study in a poor wooden shed divided into classrooms.

Amid a heavy downpour, the structure is partially flooded, leaving teachers and pupils very little space to carry on with teaching and learning.

A video recorded by one of the teachers of the school captured pupils in the background saying, “our class is flooded...Look, the whole place is flooded”.

A teacher narrating the rather unfortunate state of the school in the video, expressed worry over the danger the wooden structure poses to the pupils, and the consistency of such incidents.

He made a relentless appeal to government to support the school and uplift the image of Ghanaian education.