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Fire Razes down New Agou School

By: Benjamin Owusu | Voltaonlinegh.com |

Pupils and teachers of New Agou Basic School in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Volta Region were on Monday left with shock after fire ravaged their 3-unit wooden structure serving as their classrooms.

The incident which occurred Monday dawn saw over 150 dual desks and some academic logistics completely burnt.

Although the cause of the fire has not been established, Assistant Head teacher of the school, Kennedy Attah suspected members of the community might have been responsible, saying there were several attempts to set the school ablaze.

Assistant Head teacher, Mr. Attah

According to him, teachers and pupil’s arrived Monday morning to the devastating sight of the destruction.

Kennedy Attah is therefore appealing to the government and the assembly to come to their aid.

Pupils of the school are also pleading with the community to help stop such behaviours which would have dire implications on their quest to acquire education.

The Parents Teacher Association (P.T.A) Chairman, Mr. Kudjo said the whole community had been kept awake since the time of the incident.

He assured of his commitment to bringing the perpetrators to book and ensuring they face sanctions.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Education Directorate hinted of liaising with the school to get a structure for the pupils to continue with their studies.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

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