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Regional News of Thursday, 10 April 2008

Source: GNA

Social School Dilapidated

Parents accuse GES for neglect of Coaltar SHS

Coaltar (E/R), April 10, GNA - Parents whose children attend the Kraboa Coaltar Presbyterian Senior Technical High School in the Eastern Region, have expressed concern about apathetic attitude of the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District office of the Ghana Education Service GES towards the plight of their children. The parents stated: "Now that the rains have set in, it is feared that the dilapidated structure of the classrooms which are at the verge of collapse, would cause harm to our children".

A cross-section of the parents resident in Akim Oda, who expressed the concern through the Ghana News Agency (GNA) here on Thursday, expressed regret and disappointment in the authorities of the GES, the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District Assembly and the Ministry of Education. A Spokesperson for the eight parents, Opanin Kwasi Appiah, who visited the Municipal Office of the GNA stated that the buildings had become so dilapidated that it could collapse anytime and said the administration block, library, workshop and staff common room had also developed cracks. He stressed that portions of the roofs of the school building had been ripped off, thereby bringing classes to a halt whenever it rained. The Spokesman pointed out that during the dry season, the sun also disturbed academic work particularly during hot days.