Headmaster of Asankasu Salvation Primary and J.H.S in the Afram plains south district, Mr. John Okai Yeboah has pleaded on the government, NGOs and the general public to support the school in order to motivate the children to attend school.
In an interview with Pink News, Mr. Yeboah explained that, Asankasu has about 15 sub-villages who’s children walk at least a distance of 2 km to school at Asankasu Salvation Primary and J.H.S. Mr Yeboah cited an example that, there are some kindergarten students who walk about 6 km everyday to school and for that matter they do not come to school often since they get tied after walk in and out for 2 days. He pleaded for bicycles to motivate the children to always come to school.
Picture: Six classroom block at Asankasu Salvation Primary and JHS
He added that, during Hon. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo’s Administration as Eastern Regional Minister, he helped them to build a Six (6) class room block with Two (2) offices to serve the primary school.
But since the school has now developed to JHS 3, the school has no class rooms to serve them. Therefore, they have made some structures with grass for the Students. He therefore pleaded on government, agencies, philantropists and the general public to support in building a class room block for the JHS.
He also said that, he cannot monitor the movements of the teachers because there are no bungalows for teachers so all the teachers lives in Tease ( the district capital) and Maame Krobo which are 14 and 9 kilometers respectively. This makes it very difficult for the 4 JHS, 5 Primary and 1 KG teachers to come to school on time because of their means of transportation. Mr Yeboah said the former DCE, Hon. Issac Ibrahim and other stake holders helped them with some bags of Cement of which they have started with the foundation of the teacher’s bungalow and is pleading on the government, NGOs and the general public to support them.
Mr. Yeboah pleaded on the government to extend the school feeding program to Asankasu Salvation primary and JHS because after the children comes to school from that long distance, they do not eat till 2pm when school closes and they walk that distance back home.
Story: Samuel Yeboah/Pinkfmonlinegh.com