Mariama Kunda Arabic School in dire straits

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The staff and students of Mariama Kunda Arabic School in Mariama Kunda, Kombo North District, Western Region, are calling on the government, NGOs and other philanthropists to come to their aid in the form of providing classroom furniture and other educational materials to the school.

The school, which has an enrolment of over 100 students from its surrounding areas, was reported to be furnitureless since its inception.

In an interview with the Daily Observer, Sulayman Sowe, a concerned resident of the village, said the situation at the school demands urgent assistance from the general public, adding that the students, who are determined to be Arabic literate continue to face basic educational constraints every day.

“We really need assistance from the general public to change the current situation in the school.  Currently, some students come to school with empty plastic gallons, which they use as seats to attend classes, while some sit down on the floor,” Mr Sowe revealed. He appealed for assistance, noting that the students also deserve a conducive environment for effective learning.  

According to him, the Arabic school also needs assistance to expand its classroom block. He disclosed that the school has only one classroom block at the moment, adding that it is not enough for the school as their enrolment is continuosly increasing. Anybody who wishes to support the school can contact the school authorities on 9942533 / 7748777.

Author: by Alieu Ceesay