Rain storm ravages Azantilow SHS buildings in Builsa North
The rains are in and one of the schools to be ravaged by the rains is Azantilow SHS located in the Builsa North District. The rain storm recked havoc and destroyed the school’s dormitories, classrooms, and stores.
The school’s kitchen was not spared as the rains caused varying degrees of damage to it. The school’s dormitory is currently without a roof after the destructive storm on Monday
The school management has therefore called on the government to act swiftly to ensure the affected structures are put into shape so that academic work is not affected gravely.
Two of the three boys’ dormitories had their roofs ripped off by the storm, compelling all the male students to share one dorm. The impact of the destruction is already being felt as academic work is being affected. The safety of the student is a challenge while feeding has become a problem as well.
In an interview with Citi News, a student indicated that they do not know if the school will permit the final year WASSCE candidates to remain on campus or go home.
“As it stands now, we don’t know if they will allow us, the form three students, to stay here. We might even go home,” one student said.
The National Disaster Management Organisation’s resource restraints have also not helped the situation.
The Builsa North Municipal Director of NADMO, Bismark Abakisi, said his outfit had no relief items to temporarily support the school.
“It is now for them to forward the information to national, and we see how best they can come and support,” he said to Citi News.
For her part, the Builsa North Municipal Chief Executive, Vida Anaab Akantagriwen said, the extent of havoc caused by the rainstorm to the school was beyond the assembly’s capability to fix.
She said the district will liaise with the central government to address the situation.
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So far, she has tried to get in touch with the regional minister to outline the school’s issues.
“Right now, we are just putting together a report, and we will send it to the regional minister to see how best he can come to our aid, Mrs. Akantagriwen said.
“The situation is terrible. It is huge, it is beyond the municipal assembly.”