BY: Ibrahim Nurudeen
A stalled hostel facility at the Bagabaga College of Education in Tamale has become an issue of concern to management.
Currently, there is pressure on the already existing hostel facilities. As a result, authorities of the Bagabaga College of Education have called on Government to help complete the abandoned hostel facility in order to reduce overcrowding at the existing hostel.
Speaking to Adoa TV, the Internal Auditor of the Bagabaga College of Education Mr. Abudu Lukman noted that most offices have been converted into hostels due to the inadequacy of hostels. According to him, the Free Senior High School has compounded the situation, explaining that the institution used to admit 500 students every year, but as a result of the free Senior High School policy about 700 applicants are admitted annually.
He mentioned that residents living around the school have taken advantage of the stalled project to smoke and use as a place for convenience during odd hours. He added that young men of the area often send ladies to the facility at odd hours for their personal gains.
He said several appeals have been made to Government through the Northern Regional Minister, but nothing fruitful have come out from it. Mr. Abudu Lukman indicated that stalled project when completed would be able to house the entire student body.
Mr. Abudu, therefore, appealed to Government and None governmental organizations to help complete the abandoned project.