Pupils/ Students Stranded, Moving Astray: No Teacher Syndrome Hits Daadom Basic School

No Teacher Syndrome Hits Daadom Basic School, Pupils and Students Stranded

By thefourlens.com

Sunyani, March 29, 2023

Pupils of Daadom Basic School are stranded and in a state of shock and no hope to decide their fate in school, as there is no teacher to take them through academic works.

The school, in a farming Community in the Sunyani Municipality is suffering “no teacher syndrome, leaving the innocent pupils and students stray and causing a situation of increasing school dropout in the area”.

Some of the pupils sighted during classes hours

Mr. Jonna Davidson, the School Management Committee Secretary told thefourlens.com during a visit to the community.

According to Mr. Davidson, the school from class 1 to JHS 2 has 85 pupils and students population, but with only two teachers.

He is worried that the situation is badly affecting teaching and learning as well as  academic performance of the children.

He explained the two teachers taking care of the JHS 1 and 2 classes could only assemble all the Primary 1 to 6 pupils in one classroom and asked them to keep quiet.

Thefourlens.com sighted the children well arranged in one classroom and only waiting for school to close.

Mr. Davidson told thefourlens.com that the situation has compelled many parents and guardians to take their children and wards from the area.

He, together with Chiefs and opinion leaders in the area therefore appealed to the Regional and Municipal Education Directorates and for that matter the government to post teachers to the area.

The teachers apartments without occupants

There is a completed six apartments for teachers, but issues of electricity and internet was the root cause of teachers unavailability in the area.


Writer’s email:  ttchrietoph1@gmail.com

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