Views: 339 Bamie Tahir-Ahmed; 4:06PM, Saturday, 4-Feb-17 “Plea for mercy” as Nator – Baannori cries for a primary school facility. According to the He...
Bamie Tahir-Ahmed; 4:06PM, Saturday, 4-Feb-17
“Plea for mercy” as Nator – Baannori cries for a primary school facility.
According to the Headmistress of the school, Madam Sielma Delphina, the dilapidated nature of the only three unit classroom block and lack of textbooks and furniture do no longer support teaching and learning in the school.
She said the situation has for some time now forced teaching and learning activities to take place under trees in harsh weather conditions like this harmattan.
She stated that “the most fundamental requirement in establishment of a school is a classroom which is missing in this case”. And that inadequate furniture situation had compelled the pupils to sit in three per one desk ratio and for “the kindergarten is very pathetic as pupils sit on bare floor to write.”
She added “availability of textbooks enables pupils to follow lessons as teachers teach and also serves as sources of reference to teachers when preparing lesson notes.
According to her, the muddy facility was constructed by the community in 2011 but the facility was soon raised down by wind storm and since then no remarkable effort had been made in reconstructing it.
Madam Delphina has therefore appealed to NGOs and philanthropist to come to their aid in order to acquire a modern school facility comprising; classrooms, office for staff and washrooms for the community.
She claimed the Member of Parliament for the area, Nadowli – Kaleo constituency; Hon. Alban Bagbin had failed on his promise to reconstruct an adequate facility for the school before the 2016 elections. She however said the community was still reminding the Hon. MP to come to fulfill his promise.
On his part, the Hon. MP categorically stated that “it was not true” that he had promised to build a primary school for the community, instead he had agreed, on the communities plea, to build a modern day-nursery facility for them, and to that effect, the Hon. MP said “I will definitely do it for them,” using MP Common fund and GETFUND.
Also, the Hon. MP said just like all the communities in the constituency, Nator-Bannori community had always accessed its fair share of constituency’s developmental interventions. He mentioned that he had constructed a culvert at the community, and also, rehabilitated the community’s Health Planning Service (CHIPS) compound as well completed erection of poles, throughout the community, for extension of rural electrification project.
He said he was not relenting to assist the community achieve more development.