Kafui Kanyi, GNA
Ho, Oct. 11, GNA - Students of the Ho School of Hygiene have appealed to government to complete work on a 12-unit classroom block where they hold classes.
The students said they were compelled to move into the uncompleted facility at the School’s permanent site with wooden scaffolds flying over classrooms.
There are no lights in the classrooms, floors undone and no sanitation facilities with students dashing to their hostels metres away to use the toilet.
In an interaction with the media in Ho, some of the students said the environment was not conducive for quality teaching and learning and urged government to expedite action on the GETFund project.
Ms Bernice Sakra, a level 300 Student told the media that it seemed government had neglected issues relating the training of sanitation officers because they had stayed in rented apartment for many years and were still struggling with issues of their allowances.
“We are not happy at all. Look at the facilities of the University of Health and Allied Sciences and see what we are using. We can’t wait forever. We also need our classrooms completed,” she said.
Mr Frank Agbeve, the Contractor working on the project said the facility was about 79 per cent complete and that the delay was due to non-payment.
He said the project was started in 2016 and scheduled to be completed in 12 months but certificates raised since 2016 were not honoured.
“I am also not happy with the situation. It is over two years and we have not been paid. I managed to reach this level and ready to complete once we are paid,” Mr Agbeve said.
Mr Edward Kofi Fugi, Principal of the School said the authorities pleaded with the contractor to allow them move into the facility because the old site could not contain the over 370 students.
He said the School had made makeshift urinals, kitchen and constructing decent toilet facilities to lessen challenges students were facing.GNA