A newly constructed three-unit classroom block for the Kulfuo and Taser community in the Upper West Region has been burnt down.
The Circuit supervisor, Mohammed Bayugo, told the Ghana News Agency in Tumu that the adjoining store and office as well as the newly equipped furniture were also burnt.
“The fire gutted all three classrooms, a store and an office with the roofing sheets, wood and the roof totally ravaged, affecting the structure of the building, which was constructed recently and handed over under the Social Investment Fund (SIF) partnership with the Sissala East Assembly.
“A brand new modern furniture and other school property were burnt down” he said and indicated that as schools were in session, the pupils that used the classrooms including JHS 1, 2 and 3 pupils would need a makeshift classroom arrangement for teaching to go on, ” he added.
According to him, over 200 pupils were affected by the situation and that all their dual desks were burnt together with other books kept in the teachers’ office and a storeroom.
All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including; facemasks, soap, hand sanitizers among others that were recently provided for the school by the Education Directorate have all been burnt.
The school management has therefore appealed to philanthropists and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to help renovate the block for academic work to continue.