Alusine Kargbo of JSS11 at the Prince of Wales Secondary School is crying for medical assistance to address his impaired speaking and hearing to enable him complete his academic work.
Alusine Kargbo, in an interview with this press through an interpreter, said that he finds it very difficult to understand lectures, “I hardly understand the teacher in class and also find it very difficult to speak in class,” he said.
He added that, most often teachers had to demonstrate or write on the black board for him to understand, as he spends a lot of time to pronounce certain words due to stammering.
According to Alusine, his inability to hear and speak has seriously affected his reading ability, as classmates normally assist him with notes and explanations on particular subjects.
The School administration is also concerned about the plight of the pupil, as some teachers have also been complaining of the constraints they face in teaching Alusine, despite the fact that his academic performance had been excellent.
Alusine also disclosed that his mother Zainab of the Krootown Road Market has been very instrumental in helping him seek medical attention, adding, “I have been taken to see many Doctors in Freetown and we have spent a lot of money, but the problem still persist.”
He also disclosed that an object was recently removed from his left ear by a Freetown-based Medical Doctor; and that has helped him much in his studies, but he still struggles to listen and talk in class.
Alusine Kargbo is soliciting the assistance of Government, humanitarian organizations and philanthropists to assist him secure proper medical attention to enable him complete his studies.
By Saidu Bah