Free SHS: La Presec struggles with infrastructure; first-year students sit on cement blocks

Free SHS: La Presec struggles with infrastructure; first-year students sit on cement blocks

-Beneficiaries of government's Free SHS programme continue to struggle with lack of infrastructure

-The situation has reared its head even in Accra with students of La Presec left to grapple with lack of desks

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The problem of infrastructure deficit which has plagued the Free SHS programme since it came into effect last month is not only prevalent in relatively unknown schools in deprived communities but is also very present in cities including the capital city.

Free SHS: La Presec struggles to find chairs for first-year students

One would have expected that schools in Accra would be much better off when it comes to infrastructure but that is not so for the Presbyterian Senior High School at La.

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According to a report by citifmonline, first year students of La Presec, as the school is commonly known, have been left struggling because of a severe lack of infrastructure.

The school's infrastructure is overstretched and students are forced to study in uncompleted buildings without proper school desks.

While a few lucky ones have tables, many of the students put their books on their thighs to write. They are also forced to sit on temporary chairs made from wooden planks supported by cement blocks with their bags on the dusty floor.

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La Presec was one of the school's whose heads were punished for taking unapproved monies from students when the government started implementing the programme.

Their, Samuel Salamat who was accused of asking first-year students to pay GHc 80 for desks or risk standing during classes, a move which was considered as sabotaging the Free SHS programme and he was subsequently interdicted by the Ghana Education Service (GES).

But looking at the conditions in the school now, though the students are not standing in class as he predicted, it seems Mr Salamat may have been treated unfairly as his actions could be treated as a judgment call to solve a very dire situation.

Below are some photos of the situation as captured by citifmonline:

Free SHS: La Presec struggles to find chairs for first-year students

Free SHS: La Presec struggles to find chairs for first-year students

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