Teachers at basic school in Amankwatia contribute salaries to pay bills for school

Teachers at basic school in Amankwatia contribute salaries to pay bills for school

- Frank Kwakye, the headmaster of Amankwatia M/A Junior High School in Kumasi has indicated that the staff pays the school's utility bills themselves

- According to him, since the administration is unable to take any monies from the students due to free education, the school cannot run if external funds don't come in

- He encouraged stakeholders to help the situation and told parents to help as well

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At Amankwatia M/A Junior High School in Kumasi, teachers have contributed from their own pockets to settle utility bills for the school as there are no external funds coming in.

According to a report by myjoyonline.com, Frank Kwakye, who is the headmaster of the school indicated that academic work has not been going on smoothly in the school due to the school's inability to settle its bills.

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Due to this, the headmaster said that there are occasions when the staff of the school has had to make sure the school keeps running by putting together money from their own pockets.

Teachers at basic school in Amankwatia contribute salaries to pay bills for school
Teachers at basic school in Amankwatia contribute salaries to pay bills for school Credit: graphic.com.gh
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“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.

Frank Kwakye attributed this challenge to the fact that school authorities have been cautioned never to take any money from students because of the free education.

He, therefore, called on parents to take it upon themselves to address the issues and appealed to the stakeholders to help end the challenge.

In a separate report, as part of the FixTheCountry movement that has currently taken over social media, photos of the Wenchi Tomato Factory which was built under Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah have surfaced.

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It is reported that in the 1960s, the factory was the lifeblood of the Bono economy and used to process vegetables for local consumption and export with over 3,000 employees.

However, since the 1980s, this great factory has been rotting in the bush whilst thousands of young people are unable to find meaningful sources of livelihood.

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