7E/R; Residents at Huhunya lives in fear as Presbyterian basic school post threat to the lives of students.
Presbyterian Basic School at Huhunya, a farming community in the Yilo Krobo Municipality near Boti falls in the Eastern Region, has been using a death-trap school building facility that posses danger to both teachers and pupils of the school over the past years.
The building which was constructed over hundred (100) years ago under the former British administration has suffered neglect for decades, however it is the only government basic school serving 20 communites within the area.
The Dadematse of the area, Nene lsaac Tetteh
who spoke to David Ayertey Nenebi, stated that “the pupils’ lives are in danger studying under the deathtrap structure”.
The Assembly Member for Huhunya, Hon Elder Joseph Tetteh said he fears for the safety of the children especially whenever it rains.
According to him, “the building has cracks in it, which can easily be broken down by a heavy rain and wind”.
The headmistress of the school said “though I reported the case to the Assembly Member and PTA chairman for the area, the school is yet to receive any feedback”.
The residents at Huhunya are therefore appealing to the government and other stakeholders to help salvage the facility.
Assembly man and PTA chairman for Huhunya
elder Joseph Tetteh
The Headteacher of Huhunya Presby school
Huhunya Dadematse lsaac Tetteh.