- Disturbing pictures shared on social media show the bad state of the Benkum Senior High School facilities
- The photos posted by one Nana Kwame show some students of the university sleeping outside the dormitories
The state of the Benkum Senior High School at Larteh in the Eastern Region on Friday as shown in some pictures seen by YEN.com.gh circulating on social media has raised concerns amongst many Ghanaians.
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Photos - which have since - posted by one, Nana Kwame Opoku-Jackson, on Facebook shows deplorable state in which most of the school facilities were in.
He wrote an open letter to the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, asking that the Ministry looks into the situation.
According to the Nana Kwame, students were being forced to sleep outside their dormitories.
His letter stated that the student sleeping outside was a result of an infestation of bed bugs in the dormitories.
According to his post, this had been going on for years, even though “the school authorities bill each student regularly for maintenance”.
Even for students who could sleep in their dormitories, there were reported pack as in a “concentration camp”. He reported that students have to rely on a broken down borehole for water for their daily activities.
The post continued to state that the deplorable conditions being shown were not peculiar to only Benkum SHS but happened across schools in Ghana.
He thus implored the Ministry of Education to set up a taskforce to duly investigate the issue and audit the finances of SHSes across the country.
Earlier this year, in February, about 250 students of the senior high school were displaced after a rainstorm ripped the roof off a dormitory building.
Both the boys and girls dormitories had their roof ripped off, with the boys dormitory constructed by the GETFund five years ago, being the hardest hit. The school’s library and portion of the teachers’ bungalow were also affected by the rainstorm.
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