Pupils of Obuasi SDA Primary School A and B in the Obuasi Municipal in the Ashanti region have been forced to run shifts due to lack of classrooms.
Worries about school shifts
In an interview with Communitywatchdoggh, the headmaster of the school, Francis Danso, expressed his worry about shifts in the school. He said basic education is the foundation for any form of education. This, therefore, calls for much better attention to address all challenges confronting it, including lack of suitable classroom blocks. Teachers in the school are not happy to teach under such conditions. Some teachers may refuse when posted to the school due to the poor building system. He, therefore, called on government, stakeholders, individuals and NGOs to intervene.
School after closing time
The headmaster said the students are made not to follow Ghana schools closing time. The total number of students in the school from P1-P6 which is primary A and B is close to 600. He said Primary A, which has about 290 students, is forced to close at 12:00 and primary B, which has about 270 students, closes at 5:00 pm in the evening. Danso said the situation is really affecting teaching and learning in the school. According to him a lot of time is wasted and it is affecting students’ performance.
Building school classrooms
The local Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the school has, therefore, built four unit classrooms which will help stop the shift system and help the students to get a good learning class. The government hasn’t contributed. Although it is not plastered, it helps out at this hour.
Challenges of education system
An ongoing issue that continues to confront Ghana’s education system is the
Story by Mark Sandow, leading community journalist at Communitywatchdoggh.com, from