Presently, Ghana has 18,530 primary schools, 8,850 junior secondary schools, 900 senior secondary schools, but is worry to see some of these schools without a toilet facility.
Public Primary Schools in Ghana is about 5,929 across the country.
Research conducted bynon governmental organizations across the country has it that, out of every 100 public basic schools in the country about 40% are without toilet facility making it difficult for the children to have access to one.
Speaking about the bad trend on “Me Man Nti” a social program hosted by Wofa Agyenim Boateng on Delight Fm 99.3 an Nkawkaw based radio station, an environmentalist Mr. Samuel Basa Nyene said it a worrying trend to see basic schools in this modern Ghana without a toilet facility.
He therefore appealed to the Parents and Teachers Association (P.T.A) to as a matter of urgency help the government by rescuing the various basic schools and provide them with toilet facilities.
“the government provides for your wards from kindergarten to Junior High School including paying of school fees, feeding and sometimes books and uniform, you still expert the government to build toilet facilities aside all these burdens”? He quizzed.
the government acting through the ministry of education and the Ghana education service has banned P.T.A activities in all forms in the various public schools.
But Mr. Basa who is worried of the trend is callng on the the parents to help the government to build these toilet facilities to help fight cholera and also keep the environment clean and healthy.
Source: obuoubafm/Emmanuel Kwasi Minta