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Elementary school cries for help in Bong

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Stephenta Elementary School in Sanoyea District, Bong County is calling on national government, humanitarian and philanthropic organizations to help construct a school building for the institution.


Speaking in an interview with the NewDawn’s Bong County correspondent following a tour in the district recently, the school’s Principal Mr. James Y. Kpaingbai revealed that school is using the Town Hall, Youth Kitchen and Church building to conduct classes.

He says they are doing so due to lack of school building to contain the number of students, noting that they have been calling on government through the District Educational Officer (DEO) to help construct a school building, but to no avail.

According to Mr. Kpaingbai, the school has about three teachers, two of whom are on government payroll while one is a supplementary teacher. “When there is meeting in the town, students have to be transferred outside under a catton tree for classes … the situation is very deplorable for learning,” Mr. Kpaingbai stresses.

The Stephenta Public School principal says the school has an enrolment of about 329 students for this year. He pleads with the Ministry of Education to come to school’s aid, lamenting that kids and youths in the town are in dying need of quality education.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kpaingbai has called on parents to continue to support their children’s education for their own betterment and the country at large.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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