The Ghana Senior High School (Ghanasco), a co-educational second-cycle institution located in Tamale, Northern Region of Ghana, has converted a toilet facility in the school into a dormitory.
Reporting from the school, Rainbow Radio’s Prince Kwame Tamakloe said the students who sleep on the Water Closet toilet keep their trunks, chop boxes and others items in the toilet where they also sleep.
Some of the students who spoke with him claimed that a lack of space in the school had forced them to sleep in the lavatory.
When asked if they disinfected the toilet before sleeping inside, they said no.
Aside from that, the students are also engaging in open defecation due to the lack of access to enough toilet facilities.
According to them, several of the students had suffered from Malaria and typhoid fever due to the situation.
They have therefore appealed to authorities to intervene and immediately construct a dormitory and toilet facility for them.
When confronted, the headmaster told our reporter said he was unaware of the situation and it was news ro him.