Ayakomaso Basic School Lacks Toilet Facility
Lack of toilet at the Ayakomaso local Methodist Primary and Junior High School (JHS) in the Sunyani West District is hampering teaching and learning.
Teachers, pupils and students would have to go back home before returning to school in order to attend to the call of nature.
The 293 school children have been able to manage with this unpleasant experience, since the school was established in 2011.
Madam Judith Yibile, the School's Headmistress who disclosed this, appealed to non-governmental organizations or corporate bodies to come to the aid of the school.
She was speaking at the inauguration of an educational facility constructed by the Council of Brong-Ahafo Associations of North America (COBAANA) at Ayakomaso over the weekend.
Estimated at the cost of $100,000, the facility consists of three classroom blocks, office, dining hall and an Information Communication Center (ICT).
COBAANA is a group made of 500 Brong-Ahafo citizens residing in North America.
Madam Yibile said the school also needed other sanitary facilities such as urinals for both teachers and students and appealed to the District Assembly for support.
She thanked COBAANA for the project and appealed to other benevolent and charity organizations to support the school to complete another school block being put up by the Sunyani Methodist Diocese.
Mrs Veronica Ageline Adu-Saforo, the Sunyani West District Director of Education, appealed to parents and the general public to collaborate with the school towards the provision of basic educational infrastructure.
She commended government for increasing the capitation grant from GHC4 to GHC9 per student saying all the 15,168 school children in the 97 public school were enjoying the grant.
Mr Martin Obeng, the Sunyani West District Chief Executive, said government has absorbed payment of the registration fee for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and warned educational heads against collecting the fees from parents.
He advised parents to report any school that would demand or collect the BECE registration fee from them for the necessary action to be taken against those schools.
Mr Alex Ankamah, the President of COBAANA, advised authorities of the school, to take good care of the facilities by ensuring regular maintenance.