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Sukuta UBS in need of urgent support

Sep 29, 2014, 10:42 AM | Article By: Adama k. Jallow

The authorities of Sukuta Upper Basic School are calling for urgent support for the renovation of some classrooms, that were badly damaged by heavy rains and windstorm.

The school authorities’ appeal came after the roof of a three-classroom block, and parts of the school fence were destroyed by heavy winds amid rains.

More than 90 students are currently affected, and are being squeezed into other classrooms for their daily lectures, they reported.

The destruction occurred on 11 September 2014 during a windstorm and heavy rains at night, which badly damaged classrooms.

In an interview with The Point, the chairman of the school management committee, Abdoulie Bojang, said the unavailability of school funds for the renovation prompted them to call for help, to enable the children to continue learning in a conducive environment.

He said the collapsed fence also left the security of the school exposed, without security for the school’s properties.

“We find it difficult to immediately address the issue, because presently there is no fund for the school management committee to renovate the destroyed areas,” he said.

Mr Bojang appealed to government, NGOs, private institutions, individuals and philanthropists to help them.

The school is also currently using the home science classroom meant for cookery practicals for lectures, which has left the home science students doing cookery outside, which is not hygienic, he revealed.