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Robbers Terrorize SHS

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REPORTS OF cases of theft are on the increase on the campus of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) at Tafo, a suburb of Kumasi.

Some unknown hoodlums, who operate daily in the school, are said to be stealing valuable items of both students and teachers.

School authorities lamented that the thefts usually occur in the dormitories and sometimes in the classrooms to the chagrin of authorities.

Headmistress of OKESS, Mary Cromwell Owusu, bemoaned that the constant thefts on the campus are made possible due to the absence of a fence wall at the school.

According to her, people from all walks of life, including criminals, easily get access to the classrooms and dormitories while commercial and private cars also move through the school campus at top speed, posing serious threat to the lives of students and teachers.

“The students and teachers don’t feel safe in the school anymore as the thieves and moving cars pose serious threat to all of us”, she lamented.

Madam Owusu said one other issue that is a great source of worry to the school’s management is that encroachers have also taken some lands belonging to the school, while others have also mounted a number of kiosks around the school, adding that the excessive noise from the intruders affects teaching and learning.

She therefore appealed passionately to the authorities concerned to help fence the school to avoid encroachment of school lands and halt other activities of trespassers.

She said if the encroachment continues, the school would soon lose all it lands, most of which are earmarked for future expansion works.

The headmistress was speaking in an interview with the paper during a Town Hall Meeting organized by the KMA at Tafo.

Source: Afua Amankwa Sarpong/ thePublisher

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