Students of the Klo-Agogo Senior High School in the Eastern Region are going through immense hardships due to an overflow of students posted to the school due to the Free SHS program.
According to reporting from Starr Fm, students at the school are forced to sleep in shifts due to lack of adequate facilities at the school.
660 students were posted to the school this year simply due to the Free SHS program and the school is struggling to cope with the load.
Starr News reported that both female and male students are using a classroom block as dormitory forcing students to sleep in turns like they do in prisons.
Some students who cannot stand the heat in the rooms defy the unfriendly weather condition and mosquitoes to sleep on the veranda.
The few classrooms left are congested as classes have been combined leaving narrow space for teachers to stand to teach.
Meanwhile, the School lacks desks forcing at least four students to share a desk.
A 12-unit storey classroom block abandoned by a contractor some years ago is being partitioned to be used as Classrooms.
Some of the students told Starr News the challenges are demoralizing and distractive to effective learning.
“I am from Accra and posted here but the situation here is bad not even desk to sit on, classrooms and dormitories overcrowded, we thank the government for the Free SHS though but he must do something about our challenges “.