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Atasomanso JHS appeals for repair of falling structures

Kumasi, July 29, GNA – The Atasomanso Junior High School (JHS) has appealed to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to act quickly to repair structural defects on the classrooms, to ensure the safety of the more than 200 pupils and their teachers.

Kumasi, July 29, GNA – The Atasomanso Junior High School (JHS) has appealed to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to act quickly to repair structural defects on the classrooms, to ensure the safety of the more than 200 pupils and their teachers.

Mr. Asare Bediako, the head teacher, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the state of affairs was deeply disturbing and affecting teaching and learning.
The school, built over 70 years ago, has during the period not seen any renovation – the roofing leaks badly anytime that it rains with many of the classrooms without windows.
          He said this had led to a situation, where they were forced to close whenever it threatened to rain.
Mr. Bediako complained about deep cracks on the walls and floor of the classrooms and said that needed to be fixed to prevent any accident.
The assembly should not wait for any avoidable disaster to happen before it moved to get things done.
He again expressed concern about the complete disregard for the safety of the children and teachers by commercial drivers, who often drove through the school compound during the contact hours, to avoid being held up in traffic.
Mr. Bediako said the behavior of the commuter bus drivers was endangering the lives of everybody in the school and spoke of the need to wall it to keep the drivers and people who had been using the place as thoroughfare away.
He hailed the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for the strong effort it was making keep the school going.

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