Disturbing Story!By Daily Guide
3/17/2012 10:30:34 AM -
The sharing of a bungalow by a headmaster and some 50 female students of the Mangoase Senior High School is an unwholesome story, morally gory. Indeed, it has the potential of moving parents to rethink their daughters' continued stay in the school.
It presents a sorry state of affairs in the country, an indictment of persons elected to be at the helm even as we are bombarded with the cacophony of the self-glorification of politicians.
Albert K. Worfa, the headmaster who has had to forego his kitchen and sitting room so the female students can have a place to lay their heads, albeit uncomfortably, is suffering the fallouts from the dearth of facilities in some senior high schools in the country.
The female students are not being left out of the inconvenience being suffered by their Good Samaritan headmaster.
But for the media exposure of the anomaly, the headmaster and his guests would have had to continue suffering the ordeal in silence.
It is a moral challenge which calls for immediate action by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and other germane agencies.
The commitment of government to quality education by such disclosures become questionable and compels us to doubt the sincerity of our policymakers.
The periodic inspection of facilities in public and private schools, including the delivery of teachers, should form an important segment of the GES. We think that there is definitely in existence such a unit or even department but why, in spite of this arrangement, such glaring challenges exist is beyond comprehension.
It is amazing that this despicable situation has gone on for some time now without anybody in authority finding out and taking action. We have had enough of this crap of budgetary constraint when waste in other sectors is a reality.
There is no doubt that the headmaster has been communicating with the district education office about the appalling accommodation situation facing the school and the need to do something about it to no avail.
The situation, while morally unacceptable, opens up the students to possible health challenges. The situation being avoidable, it would be improper to wait until the repercussions start showing up. It can only be imagined the sanitation challenges posed by this horrible state of affairs in the kitchen-turned dormitory.
The female guests are going through hell, as it were, and we are at our wits' end as to what informed the decision to ignore the accommodation constraints when the admission process was being carried out.
Let whoever is responsible for rectifying the anomaly wake up to their responsibilities now.