Wa (UWR), Feb. 11, GNA - Lassia Tuolu Senior High School (SHS) a very deprived school in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region is confronted with problems of electricity and transport.
The school, established in 1995 by the Catholic Missionaries and handed over to the government in 1997 has since been pressed with these two major challenges making both the administrative and academic running of the school very difficult for its authorities.
Reverend Father Linus Zan Mwinlaaro, the Headmaster of the school disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Wa on Wednesday.
He explained that the Toyota pick up given to the school by the Catholic Missionaries since its establishment, was now in a critical condition and could not undertake any long journey any more.
He noted that on several occasions students failed to participate in organised competitions because of the lack of transportation to convey them to the venues.
The headmaster stated that the school has since not been connected to the national electricity grid, which according to him was seriously affecting students academically.
\"Currently the school is depending on solar energy which poses a lot of eye problems to the students and also cost the school a lot of money to replace weak butteries,\" he said.
\"The school is always in total darkness during rainy seasons because of the lack of adequate sun shine, and during that period some of the students are bitten by snakes,\" he lamented.
Reverend Mwinlaaro said government through the Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFUND) provided a number of buses to several Senior High Schools in the Region, but his school was denied one.
He stressed that all efforts to get one for the school proved futile and appealed to government to as a matter of urgency help the school with a bus and speed up the completion of the electrification project.
He said despite all these challenges the school was still one of the best schools in the region in terms of discipline and academic performance.
He also commended the teachers for their hard work and sacrifice that was helping to produce the results.