Teacher trainees at the Gbewaa Teacher Training College in the Upper East Region are calling on the government to renovate facilities damaged in a recent rainstorm. The storm destroyed hostels, lecture halls, and tutors' bungalows, bringing academic work to a halt.
Dr Halidu Musah, the principal of the college, indicated that the College needs GH¢6.2 million for renovation works and therefore called on the general public for help.
BESSFA Rural Bank provided building materials worth GH¢20,000 to the college and pledged to do more in mitigating the plight of teacher trainees. The college management commended BESSFA Bank for its support.
Dr Halidu Musah said the situation is negatively affecting academic work and therefore the government needs to intervene quickly with a renovation exercise.
He stated that “the rainstorm has ripped off the roof of our main female hostel, our main auditorium where we gather for our assemblies and other events, and also our dining hall where the students sit to eat and if these facilities are not fixed, the female students will not have a place to sleep and that is very critical.”
Trainees at the College are struggling to secure a place to sleep and are busy salvaging their property. Management of the college was able to quickly fix some of the damaged classrooms and the tutors' bungalows but much still needs to be done.
In a bid to help renovate the affected facilities, BESSFA Rural Bank provided building materials worth GH¢20,000 to the college and pledged to do more in mitigating the plight of teacher trainees.
The college management commended BESSFA bank for their support, and it is hoped that the government will respond promptly to the appeal to renovate the damaged facilities.