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Lives of PSK D/A school pupils in danger

The unfortunate disaster that resulted in the death of six pupils at Bremang Gyamera, a community near Bremang Asikuma in the Central region recently, following the collapse of a dilapidated classroom block could reoccur at Asante Mampong if authorities do not take steps to avoid it.

The Patasi, Sesease and Kokoben D /A Primary School, popularly known as (PSK D/A Primary school) in the Ashanti Mampong Municipality is in a similar situation.

The teachers are threatening to boycott the school, built in 1965, which now passes as a deathtrap following its dangerous state. The foundation has been affected by erosion while the walls have developed serious cracks.

Mr. Elvis Atakora, the head teacher of the school told The Chronicle that teaching and learning materials are at the mercy of the weather, owing to the poor nature of the building.

The headteacher emphasised that since there are no walls, the students are always playing. He indicated that the nature of the building has compelled some parents to take their wards from the school to other schools in Mampong.

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“We are afraid of this skeletal structure and if care is not taken it will fall on us one day. Some of my colleague teachers who were posted here have quit the job, due to the bad state of building”, the headteacher complained.

Mr. Atakora noted that he  has been in the school for past ten years and  there has not been a single renovation on the buildings and appealed  to government and others to come to our aid.

 

 

 

From Richard Owusu-Akyaw, Mampong-Ash

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