Head teacher Solomon Scot-Manga hopes the wall will be finished this week. It is about three bricks higher now than when the picture was taken. It is a race against time to finish the new wall around the school before the summer rains reach their full intensity – they average 140” per month through the summer. The school has broken up now for the summer, but hopefully we’ll see pictures of the finished article long before they all come back. This picture was taken on 28th June.
The wall will increase security and prevent urban encroachment onto the site, and allow the school to manage the flow of children, visitors and strangers on and off the site. It will also give the school a sense of permanence and status which is a valuable asset when seeking the approval for senior secondary school. It is around one kilometer in length.