General News of 2014-07-24

Pupils sit on piled-up cement blocks to learn

The condition in which pupils of Amenam Local Authority Primary and Junior High School study hoping that the education they receive will ensure a better future for them is beyond deplorable.

Amenam is a farming community in the Eastern Region, about 25km from Nkawkaw.

The six-block classroom is built of clay. Part of the roof has been ripped off- the effects of severe weather. Inside the classrooms, there are just about a few broken desks.

Even pupils in the kindergarten department, between three and five years, do not have seats at all. They have to carry kitchen stools to school in order to study.

Those who cannot afford the kitchen stools sit and write on pile-up cement blocks.

A teacher at the school, Mr. Francis Amanor, acknowledged that the situation is frustrating for the teachers as they watch the children, especially those in kindergarten, struggle to sit and learn.

Source: The Finder
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