The non-availability of toilets and water is the main challenge facing many schools in the Accra Metropolis.
The three cluster of schools including Anumle, Alogboshie in the Okaikoi North District, and Kokomlemle ‘3’ also in the Ayawaso Central have no toilets and water facilities to enhance teaching and learning.
This came to light when the Mayor of Accra, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije visited some of the deprived schools in Accra to mark “My First Day at School” and to acquaint himself with the problems facing schools in Accra.
At the Kokomlemle Cluster of School, Miss Abubarkar Kubura, the kindergarten teacher, who received the Mayor and his entourage, expressed concern about the situation they faced and appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to provide more classrooms and toilet facilities for the children.
Dr Vanderpuiye later donated educational materials and advised the school children to learn hard to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge needed for national development.
He announced that the government would soon introduce the study of Information Communication Technology (ICT) at the kindergarten level for children.
He commended the teachers for their hard work and gave the assurance that the kindergarten at Kokomlemle would be expanded and furnished with miniature computers to make learning at that level easier and interesting for the children.
Miss Cynthia Teye, a kindergarten teacher at the Anumle School, expressed gratitude to the Mayor for his visit and the provision of educational materials to the children.
Mr Nuhu Mohammed Will, the Circuit Supervisor of the school, appealed for the provision of toilet facilities and a wall to be built around the schools.
The Mayor also visited the Alogboshie cluster of school to wish the pupils well and promised that the AMA would continue to upgrade basic school infrastructure throughout the metropolis.
Miss Esther Sarfo Kantanka, head teacher of the school, who received the Mayor and his entourage, expressed concern about a newly commissioned 20-seater toilet facility, which has not been in use because of non-availability of water and appealed for a wall around the school. GNA