Parents in Onyanfunso and other surrounding communities are withdrawing their children from the Onyanfunso M/A Basic School in the West Akim Municipality in the Eastern Region due to the perilous condition of the school’s buildings.
TThe school serves five farming communities; Parkeso, Adeiso, Aduasenso No1 and Aduansenso No.2, and Onyanfunso.
Starr News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah reports that even though the classes start from kindergarten to class six, the classrooms are only three, therefore, classes are merged while those in the lower primary study in an Apostolic Church building.
Teachers at lower primary write on tables converted as teaching boards. The mud classroom blocks are near collapse with tattered and ripped-off roofs.
Ansah adds that academic work is disrupted whenever it rains.
The Headteacher of the school Dzamasi Thomas said teaching and learning are always disrupted with fears that the rainy season will impede academics due to the condition of the school.
He expressed fear the school may collapse if the situation remains the same.
The Chairman of the School’s Management Committee Alex Takyi expressed worry over the government’s neglect of the school. He appealed to NGOs and philanthropists to come to their aid.
For the assembly member of the area Alex Oppong, the West Akyem Assembly, and the Ghana Education Service have not responded to their numerous letters for support.