The deplorable state of infrastructure at the Adafienu EP basic school in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region, is hampering academic work.
The classroom structures are in a poor state, as some of the roof have been ripped off, following heavy rainstorm.
The situation has exposed the pupils and their teachers to the scorching sun, which threatens the smooth running of the school.
The pupils are also sent home whenever, it threatens to rain.
The floors of the classrooms, have developed some holes as a result of wear and tear.
Some of the pupils, who have been lamenting about their plight, pleaded that something urgent is done about the situation.
“We are pleading with government and stakeholders to come to the aid of the school before school resumes next term,” the pupils pleaded
According to the headmistress of the school, Leticia York, the school also lacks teaching and learning materials which is an affront to effective teaching and learning and has appealed to government to come to the School’s aid by rehabilitating the school
“the school, especially the classrooms has become a dearth trap for both pupils and teachers and the authorities needs to take an urgent step to rehabilitate the school block to avoid any calamity” the headmistress, Leticia Yoke Concluded
The assemblyman for the area, Cephas Anagbo, also lamented on the deplorable nature of the school and added that most pupils comes from very poor homes and so needs that peaceful environment to study in the school as the school serves several communities and thus needs an urgent attention from the government
Rev Christine Adzoto Kwandan , who is the head pastor of the EP Church on the compound of the school, said the church was also doing it best to help the school, but there was the need for government to act fast in making sure that the school is rehabilitated
The Adafienu basic school, serves several communities along the cost and is one of the oldest schools started by the church and the community over sixty years ago