GES Bans Techiman Catholic Cluster Of Schools On New Admissions

 

The director of Ghana Education Services of the Techiman municipal in the Bono East region, Isaac Nsiah Edwards has indefinitely suspended all fresh admissions to any of the Techiman Catholic Cluster of schools due to classroom congestion.

St Paul’s Catholic primary school which was established in 1943 with 15 pupils has now turned into a cluster of schools with over 3500 pupils.

In the St Francis basic school, P6 A has 99 pupils. In St Paul’s basic classrooms the pupils being piled for studies were not different.

One may doubt to see the least number of pupils in the Techiman Catholic cluster of schools being 68.

To avoid uncertainties, under trees classes have started to calm down the alarming numbers in classrooms.

Over 50 teachers of these clusters of schools do their marking on pavements and under trees shade.

The St Francis primary six class captain, Nana Beyin Kodom shares their challenges.

The situation of St Paul and St Francis Junior high schools is not different.

At St Francis JHS block C, poultry birds shed have been erected for classrooms.

Though the classrooms are unfriendly but who will complain and sacrifice?

Information that has been gathered by Nkyeremu News indicates, governments over the years have neglected Catholic schools when it comes to infrastructure but this is the number one choice among the public schools in the Bono East region.

The headteacher of St Paul primary school, Madam, Susana Ussher said they had refused hundreds of new admissions which could have formed D Block.

The GES director of the Techiman Municipal, Isaac Nsiah Edwards explained why the ban.
He calls on the government and public for support.

 

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