The Chief of KpareKpare in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region, Nana Atta Foster Owusu III, has presented furniture worth some thousands of Ghana cedis to KpareKpare Junior High School (JHS).
Speaking at the ceremony to present the desks to the school, the chief disclosed that he was touched by the plight of the pupils carrying their own chairs back and forth at school daily.
Nana Owusu used the opportunity to call on the Education Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the district to be proactive in solving the many challenges facing education in the district.
He tasked the GES to ensure resources were evenly distributed to prevent situations like that of KpareKpare Primary School.
Nana Owusu in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) lamented the ordeal of the school adding that it was a sad situation to have more than the required number of pupils using one desk.
Mr Ketor Mawuli, the headteacher of the school, said the inadequate desks had resulted in overcrowding in the classrooms.
He noted that during the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), students suffer from seating arrangement with the comfort of students in the classroom during lesson hours compromised.
He expressed gratitude to Nana Owusu for his donation and described it as a timely intervention that would beef up teaching and learning, as well as address truancy among pupils.
Ali Gifty Jeabi, a JHS 3 student in charge of Information and Technology, appealed to Krachi East Municipal Assembly to renovate the BECE centre.
She said it was not gratifying to have more than two pupils on a desk. She said it compromised the comfortability of the pupils and restricts the movement of teachers in class, therefore, appealing to philanthropists and other benevolent organisations to come to their aid.
Mr Jonathan Boyor, a teacher at the school, urged the government, the Ministry of Education, and the Ghana Education Service to provide them with a modern ICT lab and repair the school’s dysfunctional borehole. -GNA