Kusanaba SHS cries for development

The school lacks a number of educational facilities, including accommodation for students and teachers, dining hall, portable drinking water, and transport, among others.

Since its transformation from middle school into a senior high, the school had not seen any meaningful development, yet it has been operating as a high school in the area since its inception.

As a result of the lack of infrastructure, classrooms and old structures had been turned into dormitories for a population of 960 students.

Mr Cletus Stephen Atugiba, headmaster of the school in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Kusanaba, said due to the school’s inability to develop its lands, encroachers had taken almost all the lands belonging to the school.

Mr Atugiba disclosed that the school has only four staff bungalows which accommodate eight staff members, out of 40, including the headmaster, and this had compelled most of the teachers to stay far away from the school, thus impeding academic work.

He said the school is an agricultural oriented school, but has no equipment such as tractors, laboratory, and farm implements for practical works.

Mr Atugiba said the absence of a vibrant transportation and a computer laboratory for the

The headmaster called on the education ministry to expedite action on the development of the school since education is the bedrock for national development.

Mr Atugiba noted that as part efforts to promote teacher -student relationship there is need for teachers to respect rights of their students in order to achieve their intended aim.

He pointed out that contemporary education was losing its value as a result of the instability of the educational reforms, and said it was necessary for politicians to stand aside and allow educational policy makers to propound objective decisions for the sector.

He called on parents to take the education of their wards seriously, by monitoring and supervising their studies.

GNA

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