Asokore Mampong Teachers Live In Fear
This is because the Circuit Supervisor for the area, Charles Asamoah, claims the school is overstaffed with two teachers in each classroom.
The latest development has come about as a result of the collapsed shift system. About two years ago, the system was in place and that made it possible for the accommodation of all the children without any problem. Since no additional structures were put up, the collapse of the system had created a huge problem as all the children have to be crammed in the classrooms. The situation has given rise to overstaffing, DAILY GUIDE gathered.
The construction of a six-unit classroom block, begun in 2008, has become a white elephant with no hope in sight for the pupils who have overcrowded the classrooms with their numbers – ranging from 75 to 100 in a class.
The teachers, who are living in fear for a possible victimization for refusing to be transferred, are spending between GH¢1,000 and GH¢1,200 exclusively on materials to put up temporary structures to make way for their classes to be divided into two.
Those who could not cope with the huge cost, this paper learned, had been compelled to use bamboo for temporary shelters.
While the school authorities are running away from comment, Directors of Education and PROs keep on tossing this paper on who should have a say on the issue.
From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi
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