Boys dormitory of Leklebi Senior high school
Boys dormitory of Leklebi Senior high school

An Old Students Association of Leklebi Senior High School (LISEC) has been launched at Leklebi with the immediate task of salvaging the image of the 47-year-old second cycle institution.

Boys dormitory of Leklebi Senior high school
Boys dormitory of Leklebi Senior high school

The school is now an aesthetic debacle, frontage littered with disused buildings and a boys? dormitory built with clay.

About 80 students are in the four-room dormitory, only one of which has some ceiling.

The rest have grotesque rafters, some loosely holding palm-frond mats. Floors and walls are cracked and splashed with graffiti.

Students took the GNA round and said they would take turns to collect leaking rain water through the roofs into buckets even when classes were in session.

They said apart from mosquitoes, students in the dormitory live with bats, which splutter above them, squeaking and chattering.

Togbe Otsyodibo VI, Interim President of Leklebi Senior Secondary School Old Students Association (LESOSA) told the GNA that the poor state of the school was inconsistent with its impact on education in the area over the past four decades.

?That is why we organized the Homecoming event this weekend to launch the Association and get set for the big job of raising LESEC to the status of schools of similar age,? he said.

Togbe Otsyodibo took the GNA round the other makeshift offices, the staff common room, kitchen, classrooms and assembly hall which is also used as a dining hall.

The Staff Common Room is small and bare and as a result, he said, teachers sit under trees most of the time.

The school?s makeshift kitchen is under trees while the Assembly Hall used also as a Dining Hall has virtually no window.

Togbe Otsyodibo said the students in the girls? dormitory use KVIP toilet whose planks for sitting are weak and dangerous.

Ms Charity Calai, the Headmistress, said she was delighted with the formation of LESOSA.

She said a boys? dormitory, awarded on contract in 2011 and a 12-unit classroom block, both GETFund projects, were behind schedule, so also is a six-unit classroom block being undertaken by the Afadjato South District Assembly.

She said classrooms were insufficient and some lessons were held under trees and on corridors.

She said lack of staff bungalows, fence wall and use of the school campus as a thoroughfare were creating huge problems for discipline.

Ms Calai said efforts to tackle these problems had yielded little results and therefore welcomed LESOSA?s desire to assist.

She said the school?s geographical location should make it develop into the ?Eastern Corridor University?.

The peak of the homecoming was a durbar of chiefs, tutors, students and old students which was chaired by Togbe Agboka VI, Paramount Chief of the Leklebi Traditional Area.

Mr Joy Akpebu, an educationist and an old student, said the event was a clarion call to all old students across the world to come to the rescue of LESEC.

He said by the beginning of the next academic term, all black boards would be changed to white boards with markers under the auspices of LESOSA.

LESEC was founded by the chiefs and people of the area in 1947. It was run as a private school and was later absorbed into the public system.

Side attractions of the homecoming event were a health-walk, medical screening and worship.

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