- The headmaster says he is left with no other option
- He says the kids destroy his building but he wants to enhance education
A primary school headmaster in the Sekyere East District in the Ashante Region has turned his newly constructed house into a class room to house his basic school pupils.
The Naama D/A primary school was established five years ago by the community without classroom blocks.
Reports say the District Assembly of the area adopted the primary school but was not able to provide any form of help to resource the school.
According to reports, the headmaster of the school, Mr Amankwah Ampofo about four years ago volunteered his newly constructed house as classroom block to enhance teaching and learning.
The headmaster told the media in an interview that, he was forced to volunteer his house because he had to close the kids anytime the weather gets cloudy.
He disclosed that, though the kids keep destroying some portions of the building he is left with no other choice of enhancing teaching and learning.
Mr Ampofo said that, he was counting on the District Assembly to construct a six-unit classroom block for the school but that never happened over five years now.
The District Assembly is said to have started the construction of a three-unit classroom block but works has since stall due to inadequate funds to pay the contractor working on the project.
The headmaster is therefore appealing to the Ghana Education Service, the Sekyere East Assembly and other stakeholders to help fast-track the completion of the classroom block.
Currently, the kindergarten and primary one have been merged as one class while primary two and three have also been merged as one due to lack of more rooms to serve as classrooms.
Primary four and five however have separate rooms in the building as their classrooms.
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