OVER 150 FRESH STUDENTS OF ST. LOUIS SHS STUDY UNDER TREES
Due to inadequate infrastructure, about one hundred and fifty fresh students of St. Louis Senior High School in Kumasi are currently studying under trees.
This came into light when some media persons visited the school on Monday morning to find out with first year students had started classes.
The visit revealed that three classes were having their lessons under trees and five of them were using uncompleted assembly hall which was started in the year 2007 as their class rooms.
It was noted that the school had only seven official classrooms which had already occupied by some of the first year classes.
It was also gathered that about half of the first year students were using newly constructed Science Laboratory and ironing shed as temporally dormitory.
It was observed that the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the school was constructing 12 Unit classroom storey building and the 2 Unit dormitory storey building which was started in the year2007 by the government of Ghana under the Get-fund projects was still under construction.
It was also observed that as a result of the high students’ population increased the authorities had strategized to ration the use of the dining hall which had affected the teaching and learning process.
The dining hall which was built over fifty years ago for 16 students as beginners is now used for over 2200 students currently.
The source at the school explained that the contractors were in a hurry to complete the projects before the first year students would report but the projects were far from completion.
The source also indicated that even if the construction works are completed the school might have needed additional two storey classroom blocks to reduce congestion in the various class rooms.
Notwithstanding the challenges, the government has supplied the school with number of mental beds and some student desks.
When the school authorities were contacted they declined to comment and were tight .