GES gives library desks, chairs to school without classroom blocks

Kurdokope M/A Primary School, Dambai -Oti

Unfortunately, Kudorkope M/A Basic School is one of the many deprived schools in Ghana lacking good school infrastructure for conducive learning and teaching for students and teachers.

According to our source who spoke to us on strict anonymity, the supply was in a response to the initiative of the community, and teachers of the school to improve infrastructural situation to ensure that pupils and teachers studied under very conducive classroom environment.

At a time when knowledge acquisition in other climes is getting increasingly sophisticated, the same cannot be said to be the case in most parts of our country.

The much-touted leaders of tomorrow at Kudorkope attend classes in ad-hoc environments including under trees, unsafe environment and sundry locations.

The existing classrooms structures of Kudorkope M/A Basic School are old and dilapidated. The primary school has existed for years and currently has about 133 pupils. There is no library or even a desktop computer and there are no toilets or facilities for recreation and extra-curricular activities. The pupils defecate openly in the bush around the school as their teachers have exclusive use of its only pit latrine.

Surprising however, government authorities have supplied Kudorkope M/A Basic School with educational materials without school building to preserve the them.

Speaking to an Elder of Kudorkope, she said, they were actually on the look for the contractor who came to profile and took measurement of the school to return with equipment to construct a be fifing school for the community, not library desks and chairs.

A teacher remarked that education must remained a top priority in our reform agenda, given the fact that it is the pivot on which the other arms of development revolve, while urging government to engage contractors who are willing to abide by the terms of contractual agreement.

‘Look at this structure, where will the school keep the desks and chairs before they get library?  For me, this is going to compound the problem of the school’. To him, the only means of preserving the furniture will be to move the pupils from one of the death-traps and convert it to store room until such at time that government will remember them again’.

However, frantic efforts to speak to both the headteacher of Kudorkope M/A Basic School and the Municipal Director of Education have proved futile.


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