Teachers at Amankwatia M/A Junior High School in Kumasi are compelled to contribute to the purchase of electricity for the running of the school.
Headmaster of the school, Frank Kwakye, complained about the impact of power cuts on academic work, especially in the efficient and effective operation of the IT centre.
In our offices, in our various IT rooms we need electricity to function. And at times, teachers are forced to contribute from their pockets in order to buy electricity to finance school activities,” he said.
According to the Headmaster, an appeal has been made to the authorities to help end the challenge and have seen that major stakeholders have met and he is confident that they will help us solve some of these challenging issues.
Principal of Jackson college of education Theodosia Jackson said, it is not only the mandate of government to see to the development of children, but stressed parents are also encouraged to do same.
“Now, no head teacher or teacher can collect a cedi from a child for school project. As for you PTA you are an association. Let’s contribute our quota and get things done.”
Speaking to the media at the commissioning of refurbished school block and landscaping, Mr. Kwakye indicated that AmankwatiaM/A Junior High School has15 teachers, four national service personnel and 240 students.
Its performance in the BECE has significantly improved over the years.However the main challenge has been the deteriorating state of their classroom block.
It took the intervention of Mrs Jackson to come to the aid of the school.
He said those who knew the state of the school block would appreciate what Mrs Jackson had done and encourage others to do same.
Mrs Jackson called on Ghanaians to contribute to quality education by enhancing the environment for teachers and students.
Our sole interest is not in the building but in the transformation of lives,” she added.
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