SEVERAL SECOND cycle schools in the Ashanti region have suffered fire outbreak incidents in recent times to the chagrin of authorities.
These schools easily got torched and the blaze sometimes ended up destroying valuable properties and also disrupting academic work.
The Ashanti Regional NADMO Director, Mr. Kwabena Nsenkyire, expressed concern about the rampant fires in the schools, recently.
He said, “Most of our secondary schools in the Ashanti region have been hit by frequent fire outbreaks; which is a worry to all of us in the region.”
Without mincing words, Nsenkyire pointed out that most of the electric wires in the schools are very old and weak, hence causing the fire outbreaks.
The NADMO Chief therefore suggested that most of the secondary schools in the region should be rewired with immediate effect.
He therefore appealed to government, in particular, the Ministry of Education, to consider his proposal to help prevent fire-related disasters in schools.
Mr. Nsenkyire made this appeal while addressing the media, when the Ashanti Regional branch of NADMO, fumigated the Mankranso Senior High School (SHS).
The students of the school had complained about the influx of bedbugs in their school and so NADMO fumigated the school to rid it of the blood-sucking insects.
“The students were crying about bedbugs, which are disturbing them so we came here to fumigate the place so that the students can study in peace.
“We took advantage of our visit to check the old electric wires, which can easily catch fire”, he said “the fumigation exercise would be done in other schools,” Mr. Nsenkyire said.
By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa