On the other hand, the policy has provided limitations to many schools around the nation in terms of space availability, human resource and learning materials among others.
It is not surprising to note that many schools close to the city face much bigger problems then the rural schools.
One of the schools in the Rigo district is Saroakeina primary school.
The grade four class has more than 70 students and the class was divided into two, 4As schooling under their teacher’s house and 4Bs were allocated a classroom.
Students having classes under a house totally contravenes the welfare of students and the teacher.
The ground is wet most times due to rain and the household pouring water from the kitchen.
The ground is uneven and only few desks were jagged for few students to sit on while the rest sit on the ground in that unhygienic condition whole day.
The school administration is doing its best but the board of management is opposing most decisions and turning a blind eye on that situation. They assume that everything is fine whilst there is a very big problem according to my observation.
The problems are ranging from no classrooms to learning materials, such as text books, library books, reading books, attendance record books, stationeries for teachers and students desks among others.
Another serious matter that requires everybody to cooperate to address that issue is the attitude of students.
They can even use obscene language against their fellow students in front of their teachers, not coming on time to school.
This requires immediate Parents and Citizens (P&C) meeting to discuss such issues.
Nonetheless, the community is seen relaxed, assuming that everything is fine and postponing P&C meetings whilst busy with church activities.
The new double classroom recently completed that could accommodate the grade fours class.
The board decided for Rigo MP Ano Pala to officially open it before using it, as he funded that project. Pala is just doing his mandatory obligation with due consideration of the education of his future leaders for his district.
They are entitled to sit in that classroom, free from disturbance rather than under a house, full of disturbance with unhygienic condition.
The change for tomorrow begins now, not tomorrow.
Tekk Kevin, Via email