Danger Looms In Assin Fosu *As Pupils Learn In Death Trap Classrooms

 

The failure of successive governments through the Assin Fosu Municipal Assembly (AFMA) in the Central Region to renovate death trap classroom blocks at Assin Juaso Municipal Assembly (M/A) School continues to pose serious danger to the lives of pupils and teachers which situation is adversely affecting teaching and learning at the school.

 

Built 80 years ago, Today gathered that the government school has produced prominent Ghanaians.

 

Sadly, the classrooms in which pupils sit and learn have not seen any refurbishment for decades.

 

The buildings, which have not seen any renovation since it was built, Today observed, have developed serious deep cracks on the walls, leaving them on the verge of collapse.

 

For instance, Today discovered that the roofing sheets were all worn out, with the sun rays pointing directly into the classrooms whenever the sun is up while the wood and frames were also rotten.

 

The situation, Today learnt, was so pervasive to the extent that some pupils of the school have to study under trees due to the unavailability of decent classrooms.

 

This paper was reliably informed that the classrooms were still in use because the authorities of the school did not have anywhere to accommodate the pupils.

 

Meanwhile, Today can authoritatively report that the KG block has tilted to one direction, and could fall off any time, especially when there is a heavy storm or under the least pressure.

 

Today understands that the pupils have no choice than to learn in those dilapidated classrooms that they fear pose serious threat to their lives.

 

Scores of distraught pupils and teachers told Today that they have been living in constant fear after discovering cracks on the walls of the classrooms.

 

Some parents said it was tough allowing their children to study in those dangerous classrooms.

 

 

 

Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU

Writer’s email: freeman.koryekpor@todaygh.com

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