By Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA Bondaye (WR), April 18, GNA - More than 400 pupils in Bondaye Basic Schools in the Prestea-Huni Valley District of the Western Region are forced to sit and write on the bare floor because their schools lack furniture.
The situation has negatively affected teaching and learning in the area.
Mr. Charles Asare, a Unit Committee Member in the Community, told the Ghana News Agency in interview, that they had petitioned the District Education Directorate, the District Assembly and some mining companies in the area for support but they had not received any positive response.
He said there were two basic schools in the community; Bondaye Methodist Primary School and Bondaye D/A Primary School, with each school having more than 200 students.
Apart from the furniture, Mr. Asare said there was also no potable water in those schools, which affected the personal hygiene of the pupils.
He, therefore, appealed to the education authorities and the Government to go to their aid.
Meanwhile, Mr. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe, the District Chief Executive of the area, told the GNA that the Assembly's Works Engineer had visited the schools upon receiving the information to assess the number of furniture the pupils would need.
He, therefore, assured that the Assembly would supply the schools with the required number of furniture when school re-opened.