Mion: Angry parents threaten to withdraw their wards from school over dilapidated structure.
Residents of Kujeri-Nanville electoral area are calling on authorities in the area especially the MCE and MP to as matter of urgency provide new classroom block at Nanville primary school to accommodate their wards ahead of much awaited schools reopening scheduled for next year, 2021 following outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
According to residents, given the condition of the school facility, they are not ready to send their wards to sit in the dilapidated classrooms for tuition and learning when school resumes.
They claim, they cannot risk their little children’s lives in the ramshackle facility which is on the verge of collapse following its deterioration without proper maintenance and rehabilitation for a long while.
The Nanville primary school was established some three (3) decades ago in one of the homes of their opinion leader as temporal school facility for children in the community. In less than few years a permanent 3 unit classroom block was built for the community and teachers posted to the school for commencement of formal academic work.
The Nanville school serves as the only source of education for children in almost all 6 communities in the area. Some of the communities include Kujeri, Guah, Kpulting, Kpuni, Kpablaa, Santama and Nanville.
A school with children population of 168 in just 3 classroom block is forced to have a combined class each from the lower primary to upper primary with the little kids at the kindergarten level compelled to sit under trees for teaching and learning.
The school structure has also received deep cracks and on the verge of collapse due to heavy rain storm.
Residents further claimed that some teachers boldly refused postings to the school due to what they christened as ‘life threatening’ school facility.
As a result, parents at Nanvile in the Mion district of Northern region have threatened to withdraw their wards from school when schools reopens in January next year as announced by government if the dilapidated school does not receive any facelift.
Upon several appeals to authorities especially the MP and DCE to remedy the situation which has fallen on deaf ears, residents have thrown their hands in despair only now banging their hopes on NGOs, Philanthropists and benevolent individuals who are capable to come to their rescue.
When contacted for response by Saganitvonline.com, the DCE for Mion Abdallah Mohammed Hashim admitted to the problem confronted residents and mentioned that part of the school was rehabilitated by him when its condition got deteriorated last year after heavy storm.
The DCE disclosed that assembly will construct three unit classroom block for the community next year. Therefore urged residents particularly parents to remain calm as government is aware of the ordeal that their wards go through and will find quick solution to it as soon as possible.
Source: Alhassan Mumuni Inusah