Fresh Students Of St. Louis SHS Forced To Study Under Trees

Severe congestion resulting from
inadequate classroom space has
forced about 150 fresh students of
the Saint Louis Senior High School
(SHS) in Kumasi to study under
trees.
Others have also been using the
school’s uncompleted assembly hall
as makeshift classroom.
An official of the all-girls SHS, who
asked not to be identified told the
Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the
situation was quite disturbing.
He said apart from the lack of
classrooms, there was also the
difficulty of providing sleeping and
residential accommodation for the
students.

This, had led to the situation where
the science laboratory and ironing
shed had been converted into
temporary dormitory – housing about
half of the newly admitted student
population.

Again the school’s dining hall built
five decades ago for just 16 students
is now being used by more than
2,200 students.
The official said until a 12-unit
classroom building and a dormitory
block started by the Parent-Teacher
Association (PTA) were completed,
the problem would persist.
Meanwhile, a dormitory block project,

being financed by the Ghana
Education Trust Fund (GET-Fund)
remains uncompleted after eight
years of construction.
He appealed to the contractors to
speed up work on the projects to
bring some relief to the students and
their teachers.
Source: GNA

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