Hon. Ben Gbolo the Assembly man for Soma-Jang Electoral Area in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of the Savannah region, has appealed to benevolent individuals, groups, and organizations to help renovate the community’s JHS classroom block at Soma.
The Soma D/A JHS has not seen any major renovation since its establishment in 2000.
Hon. Ben Gbolo in an interview with Yagbon News said the classroom block housed form one to three with an office for the headmaster.
Hon. Ben said the structure needed to be renovated and reroofed, to protect life and property and to ensure an effective and quality learning and teaching environment.
He said the children did not feel safe anytime it rained, adding that they tried moving from one corner to the other just to escape from the rain as a result of the leaking roof.
He said due to roof leaks, teachers found it difficult to paste their Teaching Learning Resources (TLRs) on the walls to enhance quality teaching and that this was impacting negatively on academic performance.
Hon.Ben described the classroom block as deplorable and a threat to the lives and property of the school children and teachers.
“We are appealing to all philanthropists and individuals who can help us to either renovate the classroom block or put a new structure so that our students will learn under decent conditions for academic excellence.”
He also called for assistance for the provision of furniture at the three primary schools which falls within his Electoral Area, thus, Soma, Jang and Disaaburi as he said there’s no single furniture in any of the three primary schools.
The Assembly man also bemoaned the lack of teachers in his area as he indicated there are only two teachers at the Soma primary school, one teacher at Disaaburi primary school and one teacher at Jang handling the entire primary school from class one to class six.
He therefore appeals to the District Directorate of Education to as matter of urgency consider posting more teachers to his Electoral Area to improve upon the standard of learning.
The Assemblyman noted that appeals to authorities and individuals were yet to receive positive responses.
The only teacher at Jang , Mr Batuu Gbeliayiari Thomas, who is a NaBCO employee bemoaned the difficulty he goes through everyday in handling all the classes from primary one to six as he told Yagbon News that the task is not easy for him.
He said the school has a population of 185 pupils and hence equally appealed to authorities to post more teachers to the school to support him to improve upon teaching and learning.