The Interim Management Board and Staff of the Beo Community Senior High/Technical School in the Bongo District have appealed to cooperate bodies and philanthropists to assist the school.
The School was established by the community last year and lacks school infrastructure and as a result is using the Catholic Social Centre as a classroom. It is also using the Beo Area Council Hall as a hostel for the girls.
Some of the boys are using a mud structure put up by the community with the support of the Catholic Relief Service as a dormitory and others are renting places in the community.
The Board and the Staff told the GNA in an interview that the situation would be unbearable this academic year because of the many new students who had applied for admission.
Mr Azalma Emmanuel, the Chairman of the Board, said the community established the school because many of their children who finished junior high school could not get admission into senior high schools so they decided to open the school.
Financial constraint, he said, also made it difficult for parents to send their children who were placed in distant schools.
Apart from that, he said, the area has about 13 junior high schools and most of them did not usually get placed by the computer selection system.
?Therefore, to reduce the dropout rate in the community, we decided to initiate the establishment of the school by levying the community members,? Mr Azalma said.
He said the Board, through the chiefs in the area, acquired 67 acres of land and appealed for the support to help the school develop the site to help absorb more students.
The Acting Headmaster of the School, Mr Alurugo Daniel Ngabila, said other challenges of the School included lack of workshop, ICT Centre and other teaching and learning materials
He said the School had a student population of 102 made up of 50 boys and 52 girls.