- School authorities at the Tabiri Gyansa Junior High School are blaming a recent fire outbreak on a group of frustrated students
- The fire outbreak which destroyed the entire school is claimed to have been caused by these students who were asked to repeat their class upon failing exams
Teaching and learning has grounded to a halt at the Tabiri Gyansa Junior High School at Mpasaaso Number One in the Ashanti Region after fire destroyed the entire three-unit classroom block.
The disaster, which is said to have affected close to over 130 pupils, is said to have been linked to a group of frustrated students who were asked to repeat their class after failing to pass their end of term exams.
According to teachers and students of the school, this group of frustrated students had earlier threatened arson against the school authorities on a constant basis as they have been seen of various occasions wearing red armbands.
Reacting to this development, district commander in charge of the police – Supt. John Adusei – has revealed plans to begin intense investigations over the fire outbreak.
"We have been on the ground since the incident happened, my men were even present when the fire was consuming the building. The people are suspecting arson so we will consider that as well", he revealed to the media.
Meanwhile, the District Education Directorate has assured that it will liaise with the community to resettle the pupils, based on advice from the District Security Committee. According to the spokesperson of the GES, Osei Brenya, his outfit will be considering sharing pupils among schools in the community.
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