Funsi SHS faces acute infrastructure deficit

Friday 22nd March, 2019
Education Funsi SHS

By Mohammed Balu, GNA

Funsi (U/W), March 22, GNA - Funsi Senior High School is currently facing infrastructure deficit as it lacks major teaching and learning facilities and this has made the academic environment unattractive to both students and teachers.

The school lacks teacher accommodation, dining hall, library, kitchen and many more infrastructure facilities, though some uncompleted structures on the campus appear to have been abandoned.

The Headmaster’s office has been turned into a residential accommodation for three male teachers and at the same being used for administrative activities.

The school has three semi-detached bungalows which have been occupied.

“This makes tuition and monitoring of students in the school difficult,”the Headmaster of the School, Mr Begyil Luke, said during Sissala Union meeting held to assess performance of educational institutions in the Wa East District.

The situation is said to have affected enrolment because many parents from surrounding communities are refusing to allow their children to choose the school.

“It appears any teacher who is posted to Funsi Senior High School is going on reformation purposes whilst others say any teacher transferred to the school looks like it is on disciplinary grounds,” Mr Luke said.

Academic performance of the school is also reported dwindling as only eight students passed in eight subjects in the 2018 WASSCE out of the 197 candidates presented to write examination.

Dr Roger Kanton, the President of Sissala Union, appealed to all stakeholders to assist the school and help reverse its falling fortunes.