The Sekondi School for the Deaf owes food suppliers an amount of GH₵50,000,
Food suppliers are threatening to cause the arrest of the head-teachers of the for non-payment of food supplies.
The situation has resulted from government’s inability to release funds for the upkeep of the children as well as meet other administrative expenses at the two schools, leaving the schools with a population of 326 pupils and students to survive on the benevolence of corporate and religious bodies as well as individual.
Aside from that, facilities available for teaching and non-teaching staff are in a deplorable state making the living conditions unattractive and unhealthy.
According to the headmaster Mr. Kofi Nti Frimpong he sleeps on a student mattress placed on a bunk bed in the porch of the Audio Assessment Centre due to lack of accommodation.
Mr Frimpong said when school reopened this term, they had to delay admitting in-mates because there were no funds to run the school, saying “the term’s feeding and administration grants have not been paid, more so, only 50 per cent of the money for the term’s grant was paid last year and this term nothing and we keep feeding the children on credit.”
Adom TV toured the school to access facilities for the head-teacher, girls’ dormitory and staff accommodation, which had been under construction since 1992 were yet to be completed.