Public ‘takes-over’ schools’ toilet facilities

women toiletHead teachers in basic schools in the Asante Akim South District, have expressed concern about the impunity with which the public unlawfully breaks into schools’ toilet facilities after school hours.

According to them, they locked the facilities after school hours only to report to school the next day to discover that they (toilets) had been broken into and messed up by unknown persons.

The situation they said was frustrating and affecting academic work and called on the District Assembly to come to their aid.

These concerns were made known at a meeting between the District Education Directorate and head teachers of basic school in the District at Juaso on Monday.

The meeting is held periodically to address challenges facing head teachers and also pass on information to them to ensure smooth running of the schools.

Mr. Frank Yaw Musah, the District Director of Education, condemned the practice and gave them the assurance that the Directorate would take up the matter and find a lasting solution to it.

He entreated them to intensify their supervisory roles to uplift the performances of their respective schools, adding that the abysmal performance of public schools, especially those in rural communities could not be justified with all the competent staff at their disposal.

He reminded them of their responsibilities to monitor the activities of teachers in their schools and ensure they adhered to laid down procedures in the discharge of the duties.

Mr Musah said they should desist from collecting unauthorized fees from pupils without prior approval from the Directorate, failure of which sanctions would be applied.

Mr. Afrifa Blankson, Human Resource Manager at the Directorate, advised the head teachers to work closely with their subordinates to achieve results. GNA

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