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19.01.2007 Crime & Punishment

Goviefe-Todzi Teachers Assaulted

By Winston Tamakloe, Goviefe-Todzi
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Persistent assault and threats on teachers at Goviefe-Todzi Cluster of Schools in the South Dayi district is affecting the quality of teaching and learning.

Fear has gripped teachers in the district since elders of the community and the police at Have have not been able to either protect them or arrest the culprits.

Livingstone Aboni, headmaster of Goviefe-Todzi Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Junior Secondary School said it was unclear why such actions were being directed at the teachers who had not offended the youth of the town in any way.

From May 2004 to January 9, 2007, there has been persistent assaults and threats on headteachers and teachers with some of them suffering wounds inflicted on their bodies.

The assailants on finding the teacher or a headteacher absent in school, later either attacked, threatened or assaulted in their homes.

Some of the victims are Baeta Kitsi, Madam Emelia Akwei, Aboni, Alexander Kafui Jarh, Mustapha Amidu, Eric Bacta Kitsi, Anthony Fie Dedzo, Emmanuel Gbolo, Peace Afenu and Daniel Bidam whom the youth either threatened to beat up in the presence of the pupils or assaulted in the presence of their pupils and had to be rushed to the Margaret Marquette Hospital at Kpando.