The Basic School at Twifo Kotokye in the Twifo-Ati-Morkwa District are facing a lot of challenges caused by inadequate infrastructure, teaching and learning materials
The Pupils at Twifo Kotokye in the Twifo-Ati-Morkwa District are studying under a delipidated woody structure and under trees due to lack of infrastructure in the school
Those in the KG 1 to KG3 lie on the floor to write and do class exercises while those in lower primary sit on broken pieces of furniture and blocks and the situation impedes smooth teaching and learning in the school.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(SDG) four implemented in 2015 in about 190 countries across the world, seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all countries by 2030 but if care is not taking, Ghana will fail to achieve the target of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 looking at the way and manner education infrastructure is handling in this country.
A teacher in the School said Pupils in KG 1, KG2, KG3, Primary 1, Primary 1 to Primary 3 are the most affected; “in the case of the KG, it is so bizarre and eyesore”
The teachers are appealing to the government, non-governmental organizations and other humanitarian bodies to urgently intervene to help boost infrastructure facilities in the school
Some of the pupils also appealed to the government to come to their aid because the situation of the school is not conducive for teaching and learning
On his side, Nana Akwasi Asamoah IV the chief of Twifo Kotokye who double as Benkumhene of Twifo Atti-Morkwa traditional area said “we have drawn the attention of Twifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly and Ghana Education Service on countless occasions but nothing have been done about it”
The Unit Committee Chairman of Twifo Kotokye Electoral Area, Mr Adomako Gabriel said, the school does not have enough desks as a result, most of the pupils sit on a bare floor to study.
“The furniture deficit in the school is very serious so we have adopted first come first serve for distribution of desks whenever the school reopen. Four to five students are now compelled to sit on a dual desk while others sit on the blocks”, he lamented
He revealed that Twifo Kotokye D/A basic is one of the best schools in the circuit but it is unfortunate that the District Assembly does not pay serious attention to the plight of the school.