primary Schools in Amolatar District have been hit by a shortage of desks.
The affected schools are Aromi, Aweiwot, Aninolal, and Agikdak.
recommended pupil-desk ratio is three pupils per desk, but some of the schools
are now struggling with six pupils per desk while in other schools, the pupils
sit on the floor.
At Aromi Primary
School in Akwon Sub County, the school has 78 desks for a population of 650
pupils. The desks have been allocated to P.7, P.6, and P.5 classes while pupils
from the other classes sit down.
the headteacher says they have on many occasions written to both the district
and sub-county seeking help but nothing has been done.
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At Aweiwot Primary School with a population of 650 pupils, there are 24 desks.
Charles Atira the headteacher says that the desks were either stolen by
members of the community while others were eaten by termites.
that because of the congestion pupils can’t concentrate in class while those
that stand fail to take notes, which could affect their performance.
school has only 119 desks for more than 1000 pupils have. Geoffrey Beja, the headteacher says the desks
have been allocated to upper classes like P.6 and P.7 but the rest of the
pupils sit on the floor.
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Ogweng, the District Education Officer acknowledged the challenge and advised
the schools to repair the broken desks.
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has 76 Primary Schools spread across 11 sub-counties and 58 Parishes.