Pupils living in the Dadevikope a community near Tsito in the Volta Region are in a state of panic every day when they set out to go to school to study. Sadly these pupils have to walk through a river every day to school because there is no footbridge and the situation gets worse when it rains.
Thus, parents during such periods have no option than to carry the young ones on their shoulders to cross the river.
Due to this unfortunate situation teaching and learning have been compromised because both teachers and pupils are affected. Meanwhile, school authorities including the Assembly member and Traditional leaders of the area have written several letters calling to the attention of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to rectify the situation but are yet to get any support.
Dadevikope near Tsitso is a small community with a small population size, and their primary occupation is farming. The School Management Committee (SMC) is appealing to the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service (GES) and philanthropists to come to their aid as soon as possible to avoid any disaster.
The country has in recent times recorded different cases of flooding rendering many people homeless while properties and lives have lost as a result. Experts and Meteorologists have predicted more rains this year, and people must take into consideration.
source: Metro News | Krobea Asante |