Rainstorm destroys portion of 'Janawari' school at Lamashigu
A heavy rainstorm that hit part of Tamale on the evening of April, 13 2021 has destroyed a portion of the Ahyaaideen Islamic School otherwise know Jannahwari at Lamasheigu-North in the Tamale South Constituency.
The strong winds which lasted for almost three hours ripped of the entire Primary 1 and 2 roofing of the school building, forcing pupils to join other class for teaching and learning.
The situation has been described by the school authority as dangerous and worrying as they are compelled to make pupils of P1 and P2 to join other classroom for tution amidst the spread of the deadline Coronavirus.
Sagani Tv after a visit to the school can confirm that pupils of primary 1 and 2 were seen hanging around due to lack of space or classroom. Meanwhile, The two classroom block which was built by former students in collaboration with the PTA has been in existence for several years.
Assistant proprietor of the school Afa Osmanu told Sagani Tv that, the school needs an immediate rehabilitation of the damaged classrooms. He called on the Minority leader and Tamale-South MP, Haruna Iddrisu and all meaning Ghanaians to urgently come to the aid of the school children.
Mr. Osmanu who spoke in a local dialect 'dagbani' said, "See the way the storm has ripped off the classroom block. It is sad to see children hang around because a class is full. It's therefore our collective responsibility to help the children as soon as possible." He said.
Considering the damage caused, member of the former students association of the school, Mr. Rashid Yahya pledged a packet of roofing sheet to help ameliorate the plight of the school children.
Mr. Rashid is worried that the pupils of primary 1 and 2 have to join their colleagues in a different classroom for teaching and learning amidst the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to him, "I was informed about it yesterday by a colleague and I was shocked. So I rushed here as early as I can. This is a disturbing situation and we cannot leave the children to their faith."
He also called on past students and other benevolent individuals and organizations to extend a helping hand to the school.
A 6year old pupil whose classroom was affected by the storm wants government to come to their aid. Hikma is expressing fear that other classrooms would be affected in case of another storm. She is therefore calling for an improved rehabilitation of all dilapidated structures in the school.