Arsonists Burn School

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At a time when government is virtually overstretching its limited resources and calling for global assistance to make its free and accessible basic education agenda a reality, other people are bent on shooting down that dream, probably for selfish reasons.

Information gathered by THE PUBLISHER indicates that a three-unit classroom block at Mpasaaso in the Ashanti Region, with office and storeroom attached, was on Wednesday razed down by an inferno that observers believe was arson-related.

So bizarre was the fire, which swept through the Tabiri Gyansah Junior High School (JHS), that opinion leaders in the town suspect some fiendish people, who don’t wish the community well, must have been the brain behind it.

The Chief of Mpasaaso, Nana Obiri Yeboah, emphatically told the paper some arsonists decided to burn the school for reasons not clear to him.

According to him, he was asleep around 10 pm on Wednesday when he heard shouts that the JHS building was being razed down by fire. He said following an alarm that was raised, the entire townsfolk rushed out to help douse the fire but they could not deal with the frightening blaze.

“The school is not connected to the national grid and inflammable items are not being kept in the school. This tells me that some people definitely started the fire”, he said.

Nana Obiri Yeboah said he personally called the Ghana National Fire Service hotline for help but his numerous distress calls could not yield any fruitful results.

“The fire fighters did not respond to my calls so in the end the entire school building was razed down”, he cried.

The traditional leader disclosed pathetically that several books, tables and chairs, teaching aids and other equipment were burnt to ashes.

He lamented that the affected students could not attend school on Thursday as they did have any place to study and called on the district education office to come to the aid of the community.

The depressing matter, according to the chief, had since been reported to the police.

At a time when government is virtually overstretching its limited resources and calling for global assistance to make its free and accessible basic education agenda a reality, other people are bent on shooting down that dream, probably for selfish reasons.

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Information gathered by THE PUBLISHER indicates that a three-unit classroom block at Mpasaaso in the Ashanti Region, with office and storeroom attached, was on Wednesday razed down by an inferno that observers believe was arson-related.

So bizarre was the fire, which swept through the Tabiri Gyansah Junior High School (JHS), that opinion leaders in the town suspect some fiendish people, who don’t wish the community well, must have been the brain behind it.

The Chief of Mpasaaso, Nana Obiri Yeboah, emphatically told the paper some arsonists decided to burn the school for reasons not clear to him.

According to him, he was asleep around 10 pm on Wednesday when he heard shouts that the JHS building was being razed down by fire. He said following an alarm that was raised, the entire townsfolk rushed out to help douse the fire but they could not deal with the frightening blaze.

“The school is not connected to the national grid and inflammable items are not being kept in the school. This tells me that some people definitely started the fire”, he said.

Nana Obiri Yeboah said he personally called the Ghana National Fire Service hotline for help but his numerous distress calls could not yield any fruitful results.

“The fire fighters did not respond to my calls so in the end the entire school building was razed down”, he cried.

The traditional leader disclosed pathetically that several books, tables and chairs, teaching aids and other equipment were burnt to ashes.

He lamented that the affected students could not attend school on Thursday as they did have any place to study and called on the district education office to come to the aid of the community.

The depressing matter, according to the chief, had since been reported to the police.

Source: Kwadwo Essel/The Publisher

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