CLASSROOM WALL COLLAPSES ON SCH
GIRL OF ABOFOUR AFRICAN FAITH JHS
“We were taking their temperatures before lessons. After the exercise and they were entering the class for lessons the wall fell on 14-year Constance Dwamena Darkowah and injured her neck. We’ve given her first aid before further treatment at a health facility,” headmaster of Abofour African Faith Junior High School, Stephen Godman Darko, confirmed to Learning Matters/Health Campaign 🇬🇭Ghana and Offinso Watch editor Osei Kuffour at 8am Friday.
In 2018 the school was adjudged the best in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results in Offinso municipality in the Ashanti region of Ghana but the state of the school, from pre-school to JHS is a deathtrap. A 3-unit classroom block started by the member of parliament (MP) for Offinso South constituency, lawyer Ben Abdallah Banda, and scheduled to be completed in three months (by June 2020) has stalled at the lentil as of the time of this publication.
Offinso Watch and partners have advocated relentlessly for the municipal chief executive (MCE) Solomon Kesse, the MP and relevant stakeholders to save the school but to no avail. Years ago the lower division of the school collapsed on pupils and left several injured.