- Pupils of the Bawjiase D/A Basic A and B schools in the Central Region are being forced to defecate in the open
- This is because of lack of enough toilet facilities
- Also, teachers in the school visit nearby houses to attend nature’s call
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Lack of proper toilet facilities in the Bawjiase D/A Basic A and B schools in the Central Region have pupils in the school practicing open defecation.
The pupils attend to nature’s call at the community’s only refuse, which is about 80 metres away from the school, graphic.com.gh reported.
There is only one toilet facility divided into one-seater male and female booths serving over 1,000 pupils of the Bawjiase D/A Basic A and B schools.
“If a toilet like that is not in a good condition, anything at all can happen at any time. A child can go there and the wall can break and it will cause a whole lot of issues.
“Anytime it rains and the sun shines, you cannot stand there. The place smells badly,” the Assistant Headmaster of the Bawjiase D/A Basic B, Philip Ahiagbah told the state-owned outlet.
Ahiagbah further noted that: “We don’t have toilet for the teachers. So, when you are pressed, you go to somebody’s house to put yourself at ease.”
According to him, the PTA and the assembly member are aware of the schools’ predicament but nothing is being done about it.
Benjamin Addo, a class six pupil spoke to the state-owned media outlet about the destructive nature of the situation over the years.
“When we are studying, the scent comes here and the smell is unbearable. When it comes, we can’t stay in the class, so the teacher must go out [and] then the class becomes noisy,” he stated.
Open defecation is a critical issue in the Central Region with over 200 communities affected.
In other news, an 18-year-old student of the St. Paul’s Technical School in Akyem Kukurantumi has died in a gory accident.
A school bus ran over Sadick Abubakar while returning to Akyem Maase, YEN.com.gh gathered.
Citing an eyewitness, Starrfm.com.gh reported that Abubakar was riding a motorbike when a taxi cab suddenly stopped in front of the Osiem new lorry station.
The occupant of the cab opened the taxi door which Abubakar rammed into and crushed onto the road, falling in front of the oncoming Kibi Secondary Technical School bus.
The bus transporting students after participating in the National Science and Maths Quiz competition ran over him and the motorbike, killing him instantly.
Abubakar’s body has been deposited at a morgue in the area, pending an investigation into the incident by the police, Starrfm.com.gh reported.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that students of St. Paul Technical School reportedly confiscated a taxi cab hired by the school’s matron to transport stolen foodstuffs from the school’s kitchen.
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In a report sighted on Starrfm.com.gh, the irate students impounded the taxi cab on Sunday, May 30, 2021.