Pupils of Yiadom Boakye Demonstration “C” basic schools at Brekum are forced to study in deplorable classroom blocks after rainstorm ripped off roofs of the buildings.
Headmaster of the school, Gyaah Mankona in an interview with Adom News’ Christian Ofori Kumah, said the situation has affected academic activities in the school.
Roofs of an entire administration block and some classroom blocks at the Yiadom Boakye Demonstration “C” basic schools in the Brong Ahafo Region were ripped off by a heavy rainstorm last week.
As a result, learning materials were destroyed by the rain causing students to dry up their books before the beginning of academic work.
The situation also leaves the dusty potholed-classroom floors muddy and sometimes full of water “but students have no option than to study in the mud.”
According to the headmaster, the school, which shares a compound with the Brekum College of Education was established in 1978 and has since not been renovated.
Ofori Kumah reported that the dilapidated nature of the classroom blocks always invite snakes, scorpions, and other dangerous animals inside the classrooms.
“One day, a snake fell from the ceiling when class was in session and everybody ran helter skelter” the headmaster added.
Mr. Mankona said several complaints to the Brekum Municipal Assembly have yielded no results.
A student of the school, Baidoo Benedicta said the unfortunate situation has affected teaching and learning in the school, therefore calling on authorities to intervene immediately.
The headmaster appealed to the government, individuals, and organisations to come to the aid of the school.