The state of Community Day Senior High education in Ghana is worrisome. In many rural communities, students trek long distances to attend schools. And in some communities that are fortunate to have school, the classroom buildings are either dilapidated or inadequate and students are made to study under trees.
There are many communities across the urban areas where pupils still learn under trees while schools with decrepit buildings abound in the rural communities.
In case the Minister for Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh or his assigns, are reading this piece, their attention is urgently needed at Kasapin Community Day Senior High School of Asutifi North District. Reason? The school is an academic embarrassment contrary to the repetitive promise of qualitative education for Ghanaians with so many initiatives.
The Chief and residents of Kasapin in the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region are appealing to the government, the member of Parliament, Hon Benhazin Joseph Dahah, the District Chief Executive, Hon Anthony Mensah and citizens interested in quakity education to come to the aid the school.
Narrating the challenges of the school to The Hawk News, the headmaster of the school, Evans Sarfo said, they were living in total disappointment with the Government and its agencies that superintends over education in the country.
He bemoaned the abject neglect handed them as a budding school by the present managers of the country’s education.
According to him, the E block building that was started by John Mahama and NDC is left the way the left it in power to the governing NPP
He said, the situation has compounded the plight, thus making learning and teaching unattractive. The over one thousand student’s population in the school, the school has only seven-unit classrooms.
‘We have no choice than to move the final year students under the tree to study’. He said.
The headmaster also explains that the other problems heavily affecting the school, they don’t have reliable source of water for the schools. He said, the over thousand students and teachers all depends on one lavatory.