Salaga: Kids Study Under Trees Due To Abandoned GETFund Project

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Pupils of Saediya Islamic Primary School in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region have been compelled to study under trees due to an abandoned GETFund classroom block project.

A visit by DAILY GUIDE to the school revealed that the pupils had been studying under trees for over 10 years.

Some of the pupils who spoke to DAILY GUIDE said they mostly got distracted during classes hours because people and stray animals loitered around the school.

“We can’t hear or learn well because the animals are always making noise while people pass by with their bicycles and motorbikes,” they complained.

They said they were not able to go to school during rainy season due to lack of shelter. They, therefore, appealed passionately to government and other institutions to come to their aid.

When DAILY GUIDE contacted Mohammed Abu Baba, the East Gonja Municipal Education Director, he acknowledged the problem and said it was impeding quality education in the area.

“If we really want to have quality education, the child shouldn’t be studying under conditions he or she is not comfortable with,” he stressed.

He said the assembly had been contacted about the abandoned GETFund project and it was making efforts to complete the classroom block for the school.

The Sustainable Development Goal 4, which Ghana is a signatory to, talks about ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Story By: Eric Kombat|Daily Guide Network

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