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A/R: Committee Chairman, residents appeal to gov’t for school infrastructure

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The committee chairman and residents of Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya North district of the Ashanti Region have appealed to government to attend to the deplorable state of infrastructure at the Adankwame D/A JHS to create a conducive learning environment for students.

The committee chairman, for the area, Mr. Francis K. Fosu, indicated that the school was built over 80 years ago but has not seen any major renovation, leaving the building to ‘rot’, a situation which has been the major concern for parents and teachers at Adankwame.

He intimated that since the Akufo-Addo-led administration has an interest in education, government must provide them additional classroom block to enable the school to accommodate the increasing student population.

“The school is very old and its current state is a death trap. We are afraid and don’t want to endanger the lives of the children. We can’t use this infrastructure for anything and it can’t contain all the pupils”

He added that “any time it rains we are compelled to pack all the students from their respective classroom to one of the classroom block government built earlier which is yet to be handed over to the school until the rains cease.”

Speaking to Silver News’ Akwadaa Nyame, some residents of the community said, the current state of the school poses a great threat to their wards and the entire community.

“Over here teachers are very few and the rains have destroyed all the ceilings so classes end when it rains. We need a new school”, a resident lamented.

Another male resident stated that both teachers and students suffer when it rains. Besides that he complained about lack of toilet facility for the students and staff common room for teachers.

The residents have revealed that, erosion has taken all over the school and washing the existing infrastructure.

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