Classrooms in Aputuogya District Authority (DA) Primary and Junior High School (JHS) in the Bosontwe District of the Ashanti Region are overpopulated with pupils with its attendant congestion and overcrowding, Today can report.
The worrying situation, Today gathered, has made teaching and learning uncomfortable and inconvenient to both pupils and the teachers in the school.
That, Today learnt, has also put many residents of Aputuogya in grief because the issue was having a toll on academic work in the school.
The situation, the paper gathered, has left the school with no option then to combine more than 150 pupils in one single room.
This came as a shocking revelation to Today that in this modern world, where education has become a priority of every nation, pupils do not get comfortable places to sit and learn.
After compressing more than150 pupils in a class with one teacher, Today was told that teaching and controlling the classes was another pressing issue.
At the junior high school, Today gathered that due to the uncontrollable numbers, the Form One students have been divided into A and B because the classroom could not contain them.
The Form One B, the paper discovered, was currently studying in a church close to school “Light House Chapel” in the area.
According to the teachers, controlling of odour was quite good in the morning but worse afterwards.
They lamented that class exercises and tests were difficult to be conducted.
They pointed out that several appeals had been made to the District Assembly and other stakeholders but nothing had been done to remedy the situation.
The teachers, therefore, appealed to government and other benevolent organisations to come to their aid and help provide enough classrooms and other infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning at the school.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU