Heavy rains on June 9th, 2020, devastated the Sakasaka Primary School in Tamale, the alma mater of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The school’s entire roof was torn off by the torrential downpour, which also caused the furnishings and instructional supplies to be destroyed.
According to Ms. Olivia Wadzari, the headmistress of Sakasaka Primary School, the institution first began as a pavilion in the 1970s before being transformed into a wooden building by the Parent Teacher Association.
“In 2013, when I took over and the school was hit by storms twice, I was able to develop the wooden construction into a block building,” she said.
She claimed that the textbooks that were spared from the rain had been transported to a secure location.
According to Ms. Waszari, a report has been forwarded to the Metro Director of Education to address the problem.
She made a plea to people and organisations to support the school and assist in finding a solution before classes resume.
The Coronavirus epidemic forced the closure of schools nationwide, especially elementary schools.
While this was happening, representatives from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) went to the school to assess the extent of the rain’s damage before taking any further action.