G/A: Ayikuma Memorial Basic School in dire need

A view of the school’s block

Ayikuma Memorial Basic is one of the few schools in the Ga South Municipality in the Greater Accra region faced with huge infrastructure deficit.

The school located in the Ashalaja Circuit has virtually no JHS block but still does very well in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

A visit to the school by The Probe revealed that the school relies mainly on a pavilion built about 33years ago.

The pavilion houses primary 1-6 while the only block built by the World Vision takes care of KG1 & 2 and a section of the JHS.

Ayikuma Memorial Basic School block

Most of the teachers who lamented, off record, described how the situation affects academic work. “The only school with the poorest infrastructural development in the whole of Ga South Municipality is Ayikuma M/A Basic School. From 1982 that then president Rawlings constructed this pavilion, the school has never seen any development again. It really has a toll on us,” a teacher said.

The school with a population of about 350 pupils does not have a canteen complicating the work of the School Feeding Program especially when it rains.

Ayikuma Memorial Basic School’s canteen

The only structure The Probe spotted as being the school’s canteen is in a sorry state.

By Solomon Annan||Ghana


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