Jagluu, (UW/R), July 22, GNA – The chief and people of Jagluu, a community in the Wa West District, have appealed to the government and benevolent organisations to help provide the community with a classroom block for the Junior High School (JHS).
They said the JHS students currently sat under a temporal structure provided by the community but anytime it rained the school had to either close or move to the primary school, which interrupted effective academic activities.
Naa Abebe Danyagre, the Chief of the community, made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) when the Rotary Club of Wa donated shoes to the school.
More than 200 pairs of shoes were donated under the club’s School Shoe Project in partnership with the Rotary Club of Dzorwulo in the Greater Accra Region.
“The current state of the structure that the JHS children sit in to learn is very bad. When it is raining the children cannot sit there because it is leaking seriously. It discourages the children from attending school,” Naa Danyagre said.
The Chief also identified the inadequate furniture for both the students and the teachers as another impediment to the growth of the school and appealed for support in that regard.
A visit to the school by the GNA revealed that some of the classrooms at the primary school had no single piece of furniture.
Some of the school children told the GNA that they either stood or sat on the bare floor for teaching and learning activities, while others carried stools from their homes to the school.
Mr Gaeten Kala, the President of the Rotary Club of Wa, expressed worry about the high rate of teenage pregnancy in the Wa West District.
He encouraged the children to take their studies very variously and also urged the parents not to give their girl children out for marriage at an early age.
“I looked at a table a few days ago and I realised that Wa West was one of the districts in which we have a lot of teenage pregnancies.
“So what I will encourage parents to do is not to think of the immediate small things you can get by giving your children out for early marriage,” he said.
Mr Kala entreated parents, the chief and community leaders to always encourage their children, especially girls, to attend and complete the highest level of education of their choice before getting married.