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Kibi School for the Deaf cry over unpaid three months Gov’t subvention

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
Kibi School for the Deaf
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Authorities of Kibi School for the Deaf have lamented over Government’s inability to pay their three months subventions.

The subvention from Government is the major source of funding for the school and the inability of government to pay has made learning and teaching very difficult.

Assistant Headmistress of the School for the Deaf, Vincentia Asem has revealed that they had to credit foodstuffs from local farmers to feed students.

Madam Asem said the situation puts the school’s “management in a tight corner."

In a related development, the school has also complained of lack of sickbay and ICT laboratory as part of challenges they face.

Madam Asem and her Housemaster, Donald Wall, throw more light on the situation.

“Most of the inmates are not healthy, on the average we rush more than five students to the hospital every week this takes a toll on the inmates' health and also interrupts teaching and learning.”

Housemaster Donald Wall is pleading with authorities to establish a sickbay facility on campus to serve as the first point of call when there is a health-related problem.

Madam Asem also wants the government to upgrade the ICT lab to improve the inmate’s interest in ICT.

Meanwhile, the International Students Association at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has reached out to the school with food supplies.

President of the Association, Obi Kenne led some delegates to donate some groceries and toiletries to the inmates.

“We the international students of KNUST want to show love to these inmates and moreover bring to light the pressing issues of hurdling efficient teaching and learning. We pray these challenges outlined by the school’s management would receive necessary attention by authorities,” he said. Ghana News