The Holy Ghost Catholic primary School situated in Lokomasama chiefdom, in the township of of Pepel, has been completely ignored and abandoned by the authorities concerned, as the school structure totally remained dilapidated, coupled with the lack of basic facilities it needed.
Speaking to Awoko, the head teacher of the school Moses Kamara said the school has really lost the honour and respect it had due to the neglect and show of dislike, on the side of the leaders. According to Mr. Kamara, the school used to command the highest number of pupils but of late parents have started withdrawing their pupils, since the School does not stand to offer better service to its inhabitants.
The head master reiterated that the school initially had four teachers. But that only two of them are now serving the School, whilst the remaining two teachers have left, presently working for Africa Minerals Company. He said the School has only two trained and qualified teachers serving over eighty pupils in the School.
The head teacher also touched on the constraints the School is going through, with regards to the shortage of furniture. Kamara said the School has limited number of sitting accommodation and that not until children are clustered together, learning does not normally take place.
Kekura Tarawallie teacher of the school has threatened to quit if outstanding arrears are not paid. He said he has spoken to the teacher to negotiate with the Management of Africa Minerals to assist the school since the authorities do not seem to show any interest.
Meanwhile information reaching this press confirmed by the commander of pepel police post inspector P.G.Kargbo that the rate of domestic violence in the township has increased considerably and that the police is fighting harder to put a stop to it .