Bawku schools should be shut down: Charles Aheto-Tsegah, a former director-general of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has advocated for the closure of schools in the Bawku Municipality due to the ongoing chieftaincy struggle in the region that has claimed several lives, injured others, and destroyed property.
He took the decision in response to news reports that kids who had been granted admission to Bawku institutions had declined the offer.
The former educationist offered his opinions on the study, stating that it is now necessary for the local government and educational authorities to take immediate and significant action to guarantee that the issue is permanently rectified.
Mr. Aheto-Tsegah stated that “no one can predict how far the war would go, and it has put people’s children in risk, therefore the government should guarantee proper security measures are put in place to safeguard the safety of these youngsters.”
Aheto-Tsegah responded that “the system shouldn’t force students to go to the place because we don’t know when hooligans will enter there and do anything to the students and authorities in the schools,” when asked what he thought of convincing students of area schools to report to campus and putting some security measures in place.
He emphasised that this was an excellent chance for the government to close the schools in Bawku and transfer the children to other institutions so they could finish their education.
During a media interview, the Upper East Region Free SHS Secretariat revealed the troubling circumstance and stated that it was trying to offer counselling services for kids who had been sent to local schools.