PTA Kitchen converted to boy’s dormitory at Paga SHS
| Updated Aug 25, 2017 at 2:00pm
Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
A kitchen facility built by the Parents-Teacher Association of the Paga Senior High School in the Kassena-Nankana West district of the Upper East Region now serves as a boy’s dormitory.
The two room kitchen facility initially built to cook now house over one hundred male students of the school due to inadequate boy’s dormitory.
The rather too small dormitory is even choked up compelling most of the students to rent rooms outside the school premises.
A source close to Radio Ghana indicates that the school is faced with numerous challenges including potable water, teacher’s bungalow, and classroom blocks making the process of teaching and learning difficult.
A single borehole provided by World Vision in 2014 also serves the entire school and communities living around the school.
This, according to reports, has led to intense pressure on the borehole and sometimes degenerates into fights between students and community members.
Two classroom blocks have been converted into a compound dormitory for the female students however they have no decent bathhouse and toilet facilities.
Reports say an open structure behind the girl’s dormitory serve as a bathhouse and this has undoubtedly led to the transmission of one infection to the other among the female students.
The Paga Senior High School was absorbed by the government of Ghana in 2013 under the then NDC administration but very little changes had been done.
A project of the 200 Day Senior High School E-School blocks started by the then government is about 85 percent complete except for interior and window fittings, painting, and electrification.
However, reports say though not so much work is left, the project has been abandoned for some time now.