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N/R: Sagnarigu Schools in deficit of over 20k furniture


The Sagnarigu Municipal Education Directorate in the Northern Region has been hit with a serious furniture deficit as most of schools in the municipality battle with inadequate furniture. While in some schools kitchen stools are being used as the improvised measure, multiple students either share a desk or sit on the bare floor to learn.

The Sagnarigu Municipal Education Director Alhassan Alidu Junior only Monday, August, 09, 2021 revealed that over 20,000 desks are needed to fix the furniture deficit in Schools in the Sagnarigu Municipality. He was speaking at a ceremony to receive school furniture, comprising of 250 desks and five sets of office furniture donated by the Member of Parliament for the Tamale North Constituency donated a for onwards distribution to six schools
“Sagnarigu as municipality is in furniture deficit over 20,000 plus this gesture, will simple come to help us solve this furniture deficit. As we know, when we go round the schools, we see a lot of our pupils and students sitting on the floor or lying on the ground to take note and we all know quality education cannot be possible when the classroom environment is not conducive for learning so this definitely will come to help improve quality of teaching and learning in our schools” Mr. Alidu Junior said.
He noted that inadequate furniture situation remains a major worry to the management of most Schools in the area with students struggling to have comfortable desks to sit on to study. He Commended the Tamale North MP for continuously supporting education in the municipality and called on other benevolent organizations and individuals to emulate the Suhuyini gesture.
“Not only furniture some of our schools are in deplorable state and need renovation. We will appeal that if the MP can do something to help renovate our schools and also improve on the furniture situation. Notwithstanding, we call on other stakeholders who can also support. I know the MP alone cannot do that, other stakeholders involve can also come to the aid of the municipality so that together we will help improve learning outcomes” Mr. Alidu Junior urged.
By: Saani Mohammed Lukman/

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