Osei Tutu II College headmaster speaking at the visit of Asantehene Osei Tutu II, to Tetrem, Ashanti
There are seven elementary (Junior Secondary) schools and one Senior Secondary school in the town. The elementary schools are District Assembly (DA) Primary A & B (formerly called L A Primary A & B), Methodist Primary, Islamic Primary, New Foundation International, Owusu KoKo International and Banko Primary. Current enrolment of the primary schools stands at 4200 pupils. The senior secondary school with an enrolment of over 500 students is called Osei Tutu II College (named after the current King of Ashanti, Nana Osei Tutu II) (See pictures of some of the schools in Adopt a Project Initiative (API)). As depicted in the pictures, the elementary schools are in a serious state of disrepair. Classrooms are dilapidated, some without blackboards and other teaching aids; are non-cemented with dust blowing everywhere and majority have no windows and doors; roofs leak and in some cases, some classrooms don’t have roofs; tables and chairs are few and broken (with some children standing during classes); school compounds are safety hazards with serious erosion, broken bottles and tree stumps sticking out of the ground in many places and with little or no grass cover. The schools need urgent financial and development support to bring them to a humane level for child education.