Saturday, 25 March

E/R: 140 students share 25 desks at Apegusu – Assemblymember

File photo of crowded students in the north

Pupils of Apegusu Asempaye District Assembly (D/A) primary schools in the Asuogyaman Constituency of the Eastern Region are having difficulties studying due to the scarcity of desks in the school.

Some 140 pupils are having to share 25 desks in the school.

The school which is more than 40-years-old has been battling with the scarcity of desks among others for some time.

There is a lack of infrastructure in the school leading to the crowding of students in a classroom block.

A Unit Committee member of the Asuogyaman Assembly, Mr Stephen Nyarkpo, speaking on the ordeal of teachers and the students on the Ghana Yensom morning show hosted by Odeyeeba Kofi Essuman on Accra 100.5 FM on Thursday, March 16, 2023, said the area is a farming Ewe community.

"And those students who leave for JHS have to battle with speaking the Twi language in the near-by schools," he worriedly said. 

He added that the situation at the school has been a source of worry to all opinion leaders in the community.

According to him, the school has been neglected for far too long.

He complained that in this day and age, teachers are having to grapple with writing on the bare wall as a blackboard.

He noted that the students in the school don’t have an idea of what a computer is.

This, he said, is worrying, to say the least. 

He added that the area has no Junior High School and basic school graduates have to travel outside the area to access Junior High School.

Source: Mensah