Pupils at Rumbek Girls Primary School, in Lakes State, are forced to study under trees due to lack of classrooms to accommodate the high number of learners in the establishment.Johnson Mayen Ajuong is the Deputy Head teacher of Rumbek Girls Primary School. He told Good News Radio that the Girls School in fact is home to four different schools and lower primary pupils are taking their lessons under trees.
He said the school is currently accommodating nearly 2,000 pupils from former Riak Door primary, Sunshine primary and it is also used for the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for adults and Arabic lessons in the evenings.
Mr Ajuong added that the school administration has approached some organizations to assist with the construction and renovation of classrooms.
He said the administration is working on a contingency plan to have the pupils get a temporary classroom during the rainy season.
Mr Ajuong said Rumbek Girls and Riak Door administrators decided to set some rules and regulations for the two schools’ pupils to relate well.
He appealed to the Lakes State government to fence Rumbek Girls Primary school to ensure the safety of pupils.
In February, Lakes State Ministry of Education upgraded Riak Door to secondary school following negotiations between the Governor, the Minister for education and the Director General.
The move was effected by last year’s enormous registration of primary eight candidates.
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