Sunyani: Pupils From Two Schools In Kotokrom Abandoned School Because Of Dust

Parents who have their wards at the Kotokrom MA “A” and “B” Basic Schools in the Sunyani East Municipality of the Bono Region have asked their wards not to go to school because of the dust which always engulfs the school a situation that is contributing to upper respiratory infections among the children.

During a visit to the two schools, Kotokrom MA “A” and “B” though the teachers were in school the pupils were absent it was revealed that their parents had directed them not to attend classes since Tuesday 24th January 2023 because of the dust that usually engulfs the school during school hours.

Some of the pupils were seen playing football while others were also seen selling in the community.

Some of the parents who have their children in the two named schools  are appealing to the  government to complete the Kotokrom, Yawhima stretch which has become an albatross around their neck.

Jennifer Gyamfua in an interview said, “Our children are falling sick because of the dust they inhale when they come to school. You know the school is just by the road side, we are appealing to the government to fix the road for us.”

Kwame Owusu Ansah said, “The reason we are not allowing our children to come to school is that the dust emanating from the road to the school is not the best. So as parents and residents in the community we resolved that we will not allow our children to go to school and inhale dust and fall sick.”

Mohammed Gariba said, “My grandchild has been coughing seriously for over a week now because of the dust they inhale when they come to school. That is why our children are not coming to school. We are appealing to the government to fix the road for us that the children are losing while at home.”

The Sunyani East Municipal Chief Executive, Ansu Kumi who visited the schools in the company of members of the Municipal Security Council spoke to the news team on what they are going to do to resolve the issue.

“We will be meeting with the parents today at 10a.m. to find a lasting solution to the problem.”


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