Duusi-Tindongo School Appeals For Classroom Block

Class 1Class 1Mr. Philip Mbabon, Headteacher of Duusi-Tindongo Primary School, in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, has urgently appealed for support towards the construction of a classroom block for the school.

According to him, the absence of a classroom block has made teaching and learning very difficult, indicating that the lives of the children were also at risk

Currently, he said,’ class sessions are held under trees amidst the environmental hazards including threats from snakes and the dry harmattan weather.

Making the call in an interview with the Ghanaian Times here, Mr. Mbabon explained that a classroom block project was started by a local NGO, Engage Now Africa, but the project stalled at the foundation level due to lack of funds.

“Pupils study under trees, and teaching and learning is often disrupted by snakes falling from the trees,” he said.

He said during the early part of the dry harmattan season, strong dusty winds disrupt classes, while teaching and learning becomes effective in the rainy season.

“We are always compelled to send the pupils home for fear of heavy rain beating them,” he stressed, adding that the school currently has 300 pupils.

The headteacher therefore appealed to the District Assembly, NGOs, philanthropists and corporate bodies to aid the school in securing a classroom block.

The chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Mr. Joel Sapak, for his part, said due to the difficult situation confronting the school, he has provided one room in his house as a store room for the school’s books and other materials.

From Peter Gbambila, Duusi-Tindongo

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