ZOMBO. Lack of perimeter wall at Oturgang girls’ primary school in Paidha town council, Zombo district has continued to cause fear of possible cases of insecurity at the school, officials have said.
Rev Sr Hellen Manano, the head mistress of Oturgang girls’ primary school said the absence of a perimeter wall to secure the school has remained the major challenge for the administration to handle.
As a result, she noted that most school girls are studying under fear of possible attack by strangers.
According to Manano, the school is committed to promoting the girl child education but there are certain things to be put right to ensure that the girls undergo their lessons uninterrupted.
The head mistress made the remarks on Tuesday shortly after receiving revision pamphlets donated by Ora county Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Lawrence Biyika Songa.
Manano stressed that the absence of a perimeter fence has given wrong people advantage to access the school compound at will thus threatening the security of the girls in the school.
"Sometimes passers-by throw stones into the classrooms while lessons are ongoing and the act has on several occasions, caused fear among the girls and interruption in class work," Manano said.
She advised that building a perimeter wall around the school will guarantee the security of the girls and control unnecessary movements both in and outside the school.
Similarly, Mr Albert Ochan, a neighbor to the school said the night watchman sometimes gets into running battle with people either throwing stones into the classrooms or loitering around the school late in the night.
Ochan said they are always alert in the neighbourhood to respond to any alarm made by the watchmen at times of danger.
He said putting up a wall fence will help the school avert thieves and people with wrong intentions.
Besides the concern of the perimeter wall, the head mistress said the girls lack double decker beds prompting some of them to lay their mattresses on the floor.
"We requested the area Member of Parliament during his recent visit to this school to lobby for double decker beds so as to enable the girls have a decent accommodation," she said.
But Manano commended Songa for the pamphlets which she said will greatly facilitate their preparations for the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) come November this year.
In his remarks, Songa asked the pupils to put the pamphlets in good use so as to improve on their performance.
"This is the time for revision, not teaching and I’m sure, these pamphlets will make your revision easy," Songa added.