Binchap D/A School cries for classroom block and desks

Binchap D/A Primary School in the Nkwanta South District of the Volta Region learn under a structure built of tree stamps and roofed with thatch.

Binchap D/A School cries for classroom block and desks

Poor educational infrastructure in rural communities, mostly the focus is on schools under trees.

But for pupils of the Binchap D/A Primary School in the Nkwanta South District of the Volta Region, they do not learn under trees. However, it will be fair to say they study under conditions worse than that.

They learn under a structure built of tree stamps and roofed with thatch. But even more disturbing is the absence of desks, cupboards, and teaching and learning materials in the school.

The children sit on clay blocks to learn. Some bring in plastic chairs from home which they sit on in class. The school runs from kindergarten to primary six, with a population of 86. But they have only one teacher in the school who hardly shows up to teach. And less than half of the student population turns up each day for class.

Education in these communities is tough. I met the prefect in the school. An intelligent sounding, confident speaker of fairly good English. “If the teacher gives us note to copy, we put it on our laps and write it…. If the rain rains, we close because if it’s raining, the rain will beat us,” he said.

The pupils want government and good Samaritans to support them with a school block, desks and other teaching materials.

Credit: Myjoyonline

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