Brodekwano school cries for help

Inadequate furniture, a life-threatening crack in the wall of the staff common room, rotten ceilings and hanging wires; these are the some of the challenges staff and pupils of Brodekwano D/A Basic school face.

The school is located in the Bosomtwe district of the Ashanti region.

Beside these problems, authorities of the town are particularly worried about a water body that is impossible to cross when it rains due to the rise in the volume of the water. They say children from the other communities are not able to cross the river for school when it rains; a situation they believe is adversely affecting school activities in the area

Some of the teachers and students who spoke to‘s Bernard Buachi during a visit to the school recount how they live in fear anytime they attend school.

Some of the pupils reveal that many of them are forced to share one dual desk because the total number of desks owned by the school is woefully inadequate for the school’s population.

Krontihene for the town also tells the school lacks computers and related accessories. He says the traditional authorities are doing all what is possible to get computers so their children can also grow up knowing how to use the computer.

Headteacher of the school Seidu Issah says he has been trying his best to bring positive changes to the school despite all the difficulty the school faces. Even he works from a very tiny office where a lot of other materials are kept. He says several letters have been sent to various authorities to come to the aid of the school. He explains that through his efforts there have been positive changes in the academic performance of the kids. “In 2016, we had 37 percent of the children passing the BECE, previously it was not like that”, he explained.

Telecommunications giant MTN recently put a smile on the faces of the pupils of the school when they donated several books valued at several thousands of Cedis.

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