Bawku (UE) April 10, GNA - Tutors and students of the Bawku Senior High School in the Upper East Region, are facing serious water and accommodation problems, which the school authorities say are affecting academic performance.
Tutors of the school are currently living in Boys Quarters attached to the few bungalows built for the school since its establishment in 1963, whilst the majority of them live outside the campus, thereby undermining the supervision and monitoring of students.
The school with a population of 1,784 has only five dormitory blocks and 38 classrooms, forcing students to study under crowded conditions.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bawku, Headmaster of the school, Mr. Simon Bismarck Kpuli said it would be impossible for the facility to operate smoothly during the 2010/2011 academic year.
He said the school needed at least two dormitory blocks to be able to accommodate the students.
Mr. Kupli noted that the school also suffer acute shortage of water, compelling the authorities to spend GH¢ 150 a week to provide the service to students.
He said the school management in collaboration with the Parent Teacher Association had bought water pumps at a cost of GH¢ 64,000 to fix some of the dysfunctional water facilities.
The Headmaster said despite the challenges confronting the school, academic performance had improved.
The Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration Mr. Ambrose Kwaku Johnson appealed to stakeholders and development partners to come to the aid of the school.