Accra Rehabilitation centre closed down

Accra Rehabilitation centre closed down

The Accra Rehabilitation Centre, which was established to train people with various disabilities in the country, has been closed down.

Since its establishment in 1962, the centre had not been renovated thus, forcing it to shut down.

The manager of the centre, Churchill Darlington, told The Mirror newspapers in an interview that management decided to close the centre because it was becoming increasingly expensive to do renovation works and buy tools to facilitate teaching and learning.

Accra Rehabilitation centre closed down
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Reports revealed that students of the centre have been home since May 2018 because the centre needed serious renovation, without which it could not function.

Churchill said the students were at the centre in October 2018 to press for the reopening because they were tired of being home but the management could not keep them and eventually had to let them go back home.

According to Churchill, the centre had a population of 49 students, with 101 more applicants awaiting management’s decision to determine their fate for admission, but it had delayed the admission process because of the centre’s current state.

Accra Rehabilitation centre closed down
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“We have a challenge in keeping the students, as we seek assistance to renovate the place and also complete the dormitory.

The dormitory leaked when it rains, the roofing system is in poor condition, while the windows are broken," he said.

Again, while some of the training rooms do not have electricity as a result of unpaid bills, the rooms that have been converted into sleeping spaces for the students too leak.

In all 14 females share a room while 35 males share another room

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