Students of Mpasaaso District Assembly Junior High School in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region can sigh for relief as philanthropists provide them with classroom furniture.
Until now, the children went through an unpleasant ordeal of sitting on all manner of objects, including jerry cans and ladders for academic work.
The situation negatively impacted on the children’s health as well as teaching and learning.
Following an Adomnews report filed by Nhyira FM’s Ohemeng Tawiah, last year, education authorities and a UK.-based philanthropist intervened with some chairs and tables.
That however is inadequate, forcing students supplement the stock with desks meant for the primary section.
Now the Rotary Club of Nhyiaeso in Kumasi is promising 3o dual desks for the school.
A three-man delegation made the promise during a familiarization visit to acquaint itself with the plight of the students.
Headmaster of the school, Gilbert Kwaku Duah who briefed the visiting team on the seriousness of the situation says authorities at the primary school have called for return of their furniture.
President of the Rotary Club, Nhyiaeso, Thomas Okyere in an interview described the situation as an ‘eyesore’.
“Infact, when we saw the news item, we realized that they were sitting on benches and other things in their classrooms so we decided to come to their aid because it was an eyesore.”
According to Mr. Okyere who promised to reach the school with the furniture in the next two weeks believes this will create conducive learning atmosphere for students.
“We saw the need to create a conducive atmosphere for them to learn,” he added.