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Bawumia’s Primary School destroyed by Heavy Downpour (PHOTO)


Sakasaka Primary School, the Alma mater of Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has been destroyed by heavy downpour in Tamale in the Northern region.

The heavy downpour ripped off the entire roof of the school building which resulted in the destruction of furniture and learning materials belonging to the school.

The Sakasaka Primary School Headmistress, Ms Olivia Wadzari told DGN Online that the school was established in the 1970s in a pavilion and was later developed into a wooden structure by the Parent-Teacher Association or the school.

“In 2013 when I took over I managed to develop the wooden into a block building and the school has been hit by rainstorm twice.”

She indicated that the learning materials that were salvaged from the downpour has been moved to a save location.

Ms Waszari said a report has been sent to the Metro Education Director to find a solution to the problem.

She appealed to individuals, institutions to come to the aid of the school to enable them to fix the problem before school reopens.

Schools across the country, especially at the basic level, have been compelled to shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, officers from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have visited the school to ascertain the level of damage caused by the rain for onward action.

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