Kajaji SHS: Students sleep in abandoned GETFUND buildings amid infrastructural crises

Kajaji SHS: Students sleep in abandoned GETFUND buildings amid infrastructural crises

- Boarding students of Kajaji SHS have been sleeping in uncompleted buildings, according to a report

- The school has a population of over 1000 students

- The GETFUND project which was started under the late President John Evans Atta Mills’ administration have all been abandoned

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Information gathered by YEN.com.gh indicates that boarding students of Kajaji SHS in the Sene East District of the Bono Region sleep in abandoned edifices as a result of acute infrastructural crisis.

Kajaji SHS: Students sleep in abandoned GETFUND buildings amid infrastructural crises
Kajaji SHS: Students sleep in abandoned GETFUND buildings amid infrastructural crises. Image credit: Parliament of Ghana
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In a report filed by Starr News, male and female boarding students reportedly pass the night in abandoned classroom blocks converted into a dormitory and an abandoned GETFUND dormitory block respectively.

The school has a total of 1,100 student population, out of which 822 are boarders.

Also, the teachers are not left out of the sordid experience of the students following the disclosure that apart from the assistant headmaster and senior housemaster, the rest of the 58-teaching staff “are struggling for accommodation.”

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“The students and teachers in the school are really suffering due to the accommodation crises,” the Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PAT), Sampa Bright told Starr News.

He said the school doesn’t have anything and all the GETFUND projects started under the late President John Evans Atta Mills’ administration have all been abandoned.

Bright pleaded with the Akufo-Addo administration to come to the aid of the school because “these students write same exams with their colleagues in other schools but look at the inequality and enormity of the challenges.”

Most of the students are from Ashanti, Bono, Ahafo, Savannah, Upper west, Oti, and other parts of the country.

They reportedly attend dining under a deplorable pavilion which further serves as a classroom with many standing to eat their meals.

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