BY: Doreen Yavana-Sunnielly
Community stakeholders at Rokupa have complained about the unfavorable learning condition in which the Wharf Community Primary school is engulfed in. The school they say shares the same structure with a Police Post, and that continues to hinder sound learning among the pupils.
While calling for the intervention of government through the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education, Pa Alimamy Kamara the local Chief at Rokupa Wharf Community said that it is the first time he is seeing a police post that is affixed with a school, and thereby call on government for a swift intervention. He noted that quality education is the right of every child, but pupils attending the Rokupa Wharf Community Primary school are being deprived of that right. This according to him is because one structure is housing the two institution which affects learning.
Ishmael Sesay; a teacher at Wharf Community Primary school said that parents are now transferring their children to other schools because of the ills they experience during their stay at the school.
Government in August 2018 introduced the Free Quality School Education for pupils in Sierra Leone; the program among other things is designed to control the education system of Sierra Leone, especially at pre-primary, primary, junior, and senior secondary school levels. But even with it gains, certain communities are yet to benefit from this national cake.