Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has promised to rescue pupils forced to learn without desks, and thereby left with no option than to sit on the bare floor of their classroom.
This was after the plight of the pupils of the Kperisi Primary School in the Upper West Regional capital, Wa, was highlighted by the media.
Dr. Bawumia, who made a brief stop at the School yesterday [Friday], while on his way to the Wa East Constituency for a tour, informed the Headmistress of the school, Madam Rosina Diedong, that the conditions he had seen demanded immediate action and that he had ordered 500 desks to save the situation.
Dr. Bawumia, who went through the Basic 1, 2 and 3 classrooms, urged the pupils not to be daunted by the current conditions but study hard to become great future leaders.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has been in the Upper West Region since Saturday and has so far visited over 40 communities in the Wa East, Lawra and Lambussie Constituencies.
Headmistress being victimized by government?
Following the publicity given to the plight of the school, there are reports suggesting that the District Assembly is unhappy with her and has asked her to render an apology.
In their view, the headmistress’ lamentation about the school’s plight seeks to portray the government in a negative light especially when it comes barely after the President touted several achievements in the education sector at last Thursday’s state of the nation address.
Bawumia to assist Funsi Secondary School
On Monday, Dr. Bawumia, during his initial rounds in the Wa East Constituency, pledged a borehole for the Funsi Secondary School, after authorities in the School sent an SOS message to the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana on hearing of his presence in the Funsi Community.
Upon arrival, Dr. Bawumia was informed of the water crisis that had hit the school and the fact that students had found it difficult to find water for bathing and other activities in the preceding days.
The situation prompted the NPP Vice-Presidential candidate to immediately announce that he will fund a borehole project for the school.
Dr. Bawumia funded the development of a similar borehole project for the Gambaga Girls Senior High School last year.
By: Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana