Pupils in W/R abandon school because of 1 cedi tuition

Pupils in W/R abandon school because of 1 cedi tuition

It remains the dream of every boy and girl to have a meaningful education which culminates to a well established and fulfilling future.

Pupils in W/R abandon school because of 1 cedi tuition

Mathew Opoku Prempeh is the minister of education in Ghana (File Photo)

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But this never is the case for pupils at Mangyea in the Jomoro District of the Western region as a special report shows they are giving up on school just because they can’t afford a tuition fee of 1 cedi.

According to Ghanaweb, the state of abject poverty in this community comes with full force with the absence of basic amenities like electricity and water making life just unbearable.

In fact, most, if not all graduate teachers are said to have declined offers to teach in the impoverished community as residents there are feared to be living under a cedi a day.

But aside the pain of poverty one other monster which scares these young pupils away is the absence of a life saving courier which could transport them across the Amansuri River to their respective schools.

These pupils, as young as 3 years, are convulsed to risk their lives to cross this river to school - a development which often finds some of them exposed to the dangers of drowning and other water-borne infections.

Watch the disturbing video by Ghanaweb below:

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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