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06.03.2007 General News

Ankaase SDA JSS re-opens after mob attack on teachers

By myjoyonline

The Ankaase Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Junior Secondary School, which was temporarily closed down about two weeks ago by the Kwabre District Education Directorate, has been re-opened.

Rev Samuel Affainie Amankwaa, the District Director of Education, said the re-opening of the school was in response to an appeal and pledge by the Ankaase traditional rulers, religious leaders and other meaningful residents to ensure the safety and security of teachers in the area.

It was also to enable the final-year JSS pupils to prepare adequately towards the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in April.

Rev Amankwaa said the directorate would convene a roundtable conference with all stakeholders in the education sector in the area to find lasting solution to the persistent attack, assault and hostile attitude of some residents towards teachers in the community.

On February 22 the school library was broken into and investigations identified some final year students as the culprits.

Later, some residents became offended and attacked the teachers.

This compelled the education directorate to temporarily close down the school to protect the safety and security of the teachers.

GNA

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