Mr John Ofori-Abrokwa, the Headmaster of Kadjebi District Assembly (D/A) Junior High School (JHS) has appealed to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), philanthropist, and the Kadjebi District Assembly to help re-roof the school’s structure for conducive teaching and learning environment.
A severe rainstorm accompanied by thunderstorms and strong wind ripped off the roofing of the four-unit classroom block housing the pupils of the Kadjebi D/A JHS “A” at Kadjebi in the Oti Region.
The disaster, which occurred on March 3, 2020, has affected 68 students, who currently sit in pairs because of the lack of adequate classrooms.
Mr Ofori-Abrokwa, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during a visit to the school.
He said when the incident happened, he informed the Kadjebi District Assembly, the District Office of the Ghana Education Service, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), but it was NADMO that responded with the supply of one bundle of roofing sheet.
The District Assembly said they had no funds and promised to attend to the school later.
Mr Ofori-Abrokwa said the situation is affecting academic work as “sitting arrangement is very difficult because students now struggle for space.”
The headmaster said the country’s quest to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal Four (SDG 4) might not succeed if school infrastructure in a district capital like Kadjebi is in such a deplorable state.
Mr Samuel Kofi Menu, the Assembly member for the area, when contacted on the issue, said he had informed the assembly and they promised to fix the problem when they received funds.
Mr Wilson Agbanyo, the Kadjebi District Chief Executive (DCE), when contacted, told the GNA that he was not privy to the issue since it was not captured in the handing over document submitted to him.
He said they would, however; work on it when brought to the assembly’s attention.