Schools without chairs; pupils of Sokabiisi in Bolga sit on bare floor

Schools without chairs; pupils of Sokabiisi in Bolga sit on bare floor

The worrying trend of having some schools which are without the basic infrastructure for teaching and learning appears not over yet, with the Sokabiisi Primary Schoolbeing the latest to be brought to the spotlight.

The school which is located in Bolgatanga in the Upper East region has pupils often studying on the bare floor due to a lack of chairs.

According to a report by Accra-based Citi FM, the pupils neither have tables and so are forced to hold their books while studying.

Schools without chairs; pupils of Sokabiisi in Bolga sit on bare floor

Schools without chairs; pupils of Sokabiisi in Bolga sit on bare floor. Source: Citinewsroom.com

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This, the school’s authorities have lamented, saying that it negatively affects teaching and learning.

They are, therefore, calling on the government to come to the school’s aid to help provide them with furniture.

Currently, the Sokabiisi Primary School has a total population of 257, however, pupils in the six -unit classroom block have no furniture.

Pictures from the report show the pupils dressed in the school uniforms and sitting on the bare floor in their classrooms.

Meanwhile, their colleagues in Abolato Primary School in the Bolga East District of the Upper East Region are not any better.

Pupils of the school also often use cement blocks as tables, due to government’s inability to provide the school with furniture.

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Even more worrying is the fact that nursery kids are also made to sit on mats under a Baobab tree for lessons.

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