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20.04.2009 Education

Dzogborve Catholic primary school “cries” for help

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The Catholic primary school, which serves eight cluster communities forming Dzogborve at South Tongu District in the Volta Region has been in a deplorable state for almost five years.

The building, which was constructed about 38 years ago with assistance from Comboni Missionaries of the Catholic Church, had not seen any renovation since then.

When the Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited the school at the instance of the school's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at the weekend, it was found out that most of the roofing sheets were ripped off.

Mr Francis Gamor, Chairman of the PTA said rainstorm blew off some of the sheets about four years ago and several appeals to the Ghana Education Service, and the South Tongu District Assembly to come to the school's aide yielded no result.

“The school children are left at the mercy of the vagaries of the weather,” he said, and added that it was a pity to see pupils studying in the rays of the scorching sun.

He said anytime there was a sign of clouds forming, the only option was for school authorities to close school for the children to go home.

Mr Gamor said apart from the roofing, the building had developed dangerous cracks which must be repaired immediately.

“As we are about to enter the rainy season, we cannot predict how the pupils can have an uninterrupted lessons,” he said.

He appealed to the Member of Parliament for the area, the District Assembly and the Ghana Education Service to take immediate steps to save the nation's future leaders from their predicaments.

Mr Francis Klu, a member of the PTA and an opinion leader, appealed to the Ghana Cement Company (GHACEM) foundation to help the school with some bags of cement for construction of a kindergarten for the children.

He said a good number of children had been registered for Kindergarten (KG) but they had no place to house them.


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