Under the full glare of the “free and compulsory universal Basic Education” (FCUBE) program, that ought to bring children from deprived demographic areas into the formal educational systems couple with the free senior high school Education that have taken center stage in our Education services, “Students in Wa West still sit on benches and cement blocks under ? trees to under-take their daily studies just like every normal Ghanaian child does every day in the classroom in order to become the future leaders of Ghana as the current leaders preach every blessed day ” today’s youth are the future leaders of Ghana.
Narrating their ordeal to Radio Progress news, the parent Teacher Association, the school management committee chairman and some parents of Sanuor D/A primary school. “SANUOR,” a farming community under the Ga area council in the Wa West district of the upper west region, have lamented that, their wards are forced to sit under trees on cement blocks and benches to participate in their lessons during classes hours every day since the school don’t have classroom structure to accommodate these kids
According to the PTA Chairman, the school has been expanded from KG one to primary six with only Two classrooms that were meant to accommodate KG one and twos.
This, the residents said have affected Education in the community greatly since the children have been exposed to the scorching sun and the hot harmattan wind.
According to the residents, the lack of classroom block amalgamated with inadequate classrooms have been a major hindrance to Education, thereby given room for the high rate of school drop-out recorded in the community over the years.
They are therefore appealing to Government, the district assembly and NGOs to come to their aid by providing them with classroom block and furniture to help facilitate smooth teaching and learning in the school.
In the latest development, sources close to the Wa West directorate of education noted that, all schools that were built by the Ghana government in the district are currently faced with furniture problem, schools: like Tokali D/A primary, Sanuor D/A primary, Kangba primary, Ollotong D/A primary, Buli R/C Primary, Ponyentanga R/C Primary and many other schools are in need of classroom furniture.
Meanwhile, the Wa West district director of education have however declined to respond to the concerns of parents by saying he is not aware that such problem ever existed in his catchment areas.