The Wa Municipal Assembly in the Upper West Region, has now found it prudent to construct desks for pupils of the Kperisi Primary School in the area, who have been learning on bare floors for months.
The assembly’s intervention, comes few days after the Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia, ordered 500 desks to be made for them.
The school’s plight, came to light after the State of the Nation Address last Thursday, where the President had boasted of massive achievements in the educational sector.Harrowing pictures of children lying on the bare floor but showing determination to learn, were awash on social media and some news portals, drawing the attention of Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia, who was on a visit in the region, to pass by the school.
But in what appears to be a face-saving exercise, the Wa Municipal Assembly, which is reportedly unhappy with the school’s Headmistress for allowing the plight of the school to be publicized, has hurriedly started the construction of some 200 desks for the school.
Citi News’ Latif Mahama who confirmed this, says he encountered a contractor from the Assembly working on some desks over the weekend for the pupils.