The only school serving the Twifo Osam village is located in the Twifo Atti Mokwa District of the Central Region. Its mud structure, which is about 40 years old, makes it risky for its 250 students to learn there.
Storms have already caused the loss of classrooms for kindergarten through class one students. Now, when the weather is unfavourable, the students run home after class and attend under a tree. Given their ages, teachers find it challenging to carry out any worthwhile teaching and learning activities. Since there is nothing like it, many parents would prefer not to send their kids to school.
The community’s chiefs and residents have pleaded for assistance in getting appropriate classroom facilities built as soon as possible, but no one has responded.
They have pleaded for the rapid replacement of the mud block to provide students with a suitable environment to study. Parents in the neighbourhood are also concerned because toddlers in the neighbourhood do not currently have a suitable classroom.
In their never-ending effort to educate their own children, the community constructed the Twifo Osam Islamic Basic School out of mud. The school was started by the community through self-help initiatives, and after it was established, the government supplied it with teachers. The school hasn’t, however, received any infrastructure help since that time. The community is alarmed as other structures, aside from the classroom complexes, could collapse during any downpour.
Nana Kwame Ottoboa I, the Chief of Twifo Osam, claims that attempts to gain support for a new school building have been unsuccessful since a severe downpour caused the classroom block to collapse about two months ago. He thus appealed to non-governmental organisations to provide a hand in erecting a new structure for the school.
Nana Seidu Kweku Attah, the unit committee chairman at Osam, also raised concern over the lack of school facilities, stating that despite numerous pledges to establish a suitable school facility for the community, nothing has come to pass. He argued that the neighborhood’s kids deserved more and demanded immediate funding for the school.
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