General News

Napo reveals suspects behind SHS fires

Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh says he suspects arson in the recent spate of fire outbreaks in schools.

At least, five Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country have suffered some sort of destruction as a result of fire outbreaks within the past few weeks.

Dr Opoku-Prempeh alleged those who wish students under the Free SHS Scheme to fail in the up-coming West African Senior School Certificate Examination are behind the fires.

He says police have arrested an unspecified number of suspects who are being investigated.

“I forewarned some of the security agencies that some unscrupulous people have set in to set schools ablaze. I don’t suspect; I think it is arson,” he told Nhyira FM.

He advised the administration of schools to observe personal security and not depend solely on their security guards as the students outnumber them.

Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Education Directorate has donated education and other relief materials to OMESS to ease the plight of students after a fire outbreak.

 The displaced students have returned to school after a temporary break which sought to enable authorities to get a replacement for learning materials destroyed in the blaze.

Headmaster, Goin Prince Charles, however, fears the return of over 300 students may cause congestion in the dormitories despite the intervention.

Additionally, Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, says contracts have been awarded for work to begin on new blocks for affected schools nationwide.

|Adomonline

Tags
Show More

GWO

Ghanaweb Onine is dedicated to bringing you news from various media groups in Ghana,Africa and around the world to keep you informed and educated as you go about your daily lives. Disclaimer: The views of each article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not reflect that of Ghana web online.We are not responsible for any misinformation or incorrect statement. If you need any more clarification on an article please direct them to the original source.All contents belong to their respective owners we do not own it.

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close