Students and teachers at the Andaung Po Junior High School in Svay Rieng province’s Romeas Hek district are calling for donations for the construction of three classrooms in order to offset a rise in the number of students studying at the school.
The school currently has one building with five rooms. Four are designated as classrooms, while one is reserved for teachers.
Kim Sonnary, chief of Andaung Po commune, said the school needs more classrooms to accommodate a rising number of students.
“This junior high school is facing a shortage of classrooms,” Ms Sonnary said. “There is currently only one building and the school needs three more rooms.”
Mao Sam An, a teacher at the school, said the school has resorted to makeshift classrooms covered in plastic in order to accommodate students.
“The school has been in need of the additional classrooms for four or five years already,” Mr Sam An said. “Right now we are using plastic tarps to shelter the students outdoors.”
“We basically need a few more rooms, tables, chairs and teaching materials,” he added. “It has been difficult for several years. We have requested help from the Education Ministry, but there has been nothing so far.”
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