Furniture deficits to be resolved before end year
The District Chief Executive of Talensi Dr Christopher Boatbil has given the assurance that all basic schools in the district would receive the required number of furniture to improve academic work during a meeting he had with the press.

Date Created : 2/24/2020 7:26:31 AM : Story Author :

He said the huge furniture deficit was a problem in many schools in the district, compelling children to learn on bare floor, but that would be a thing of the past before the end of 2020, as the Assembly was investing strategically to improve basic education in the area.

Apart from difficulty in acquiring the required textbooks and other teaching and learning materials, one of the major challenges confronting basic schools, is inadequate learning materials and to some extent lack of furniture for the pupils to sit”.

The situation has compelled many children to sit on the bare floor to learn and lie on their stomachs to write, which was leading to decrease in enrolment and poor academic performance, he added.

He disclosed that 750 metal dual desks had been given to schools while 400 out of a potential, 800 dual desks were ready for distribution to more schools in the district.

Additionally, the Assembly through the District Development Facility (DDF) was procuring 1,600 dual desks for the schools.
The DCE said “before the end of 2020, I am assuring you that no child in Talensi would sit on the floor to learn, it would be a thing of the past,” he added.

The DCE further disclosed that apart from a number of new classroom blocks being constructed in some schools in the area, all the schools which had their roofs ripped off were all renovated and were in use.

In order to prevent future destruction of school buildings, particularly by wind and rain storms, the Assembly in collaboration with the Forestry Commission had supplied schools with 3,000 tree seedlings to be planted around the buildings, which would grow to serve as wind breaks.