The Nungua Senior High School will be closed down on Friday, November 24 by the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly sanitation court over poor toilet facilities.
The school’s headmistress, Cecelia Asabea Boateng said she has made so many attempts to alert the relevant authorities about their plight but that has failed.
In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, Mrs. Asabea Boateng said the toilet that serves students in the class area was torn down to be replaced with a new one, but that is yet to materialize, putting the lives of over 1,500 students in an uncomfortable situation.
“There was a contract awarded to us, that is a World Bank project, which started in May, 2017, and it necessitated the pulling down of the old toilet. That is what we used when school is in session during the day.”
“When it [ the toilet] was pulled down, there was no alternative given. We petitioned the assembly but they did not respond to it,” she said.
The school’s girl’s dormitory has some toilet facilities that were opened to the 900 girls in the school population, but the headmistress said “there was so much pressure on it.”
The school is close to the beach, and Mrs. Asabea Boateng said in the rainy season, “water doesn’t keep, so we have a problem with the septic tank.”
“The very people who should support me and they were rather bringing me before the court to be judged. So she [Adjeley Twum Gyamrah] will choose to close down the school,” she said.