Almost one month after Kongo Senior High School in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region was temporarily closed down; management of the school has announced the school will be reopened on August 18, 2019.
It would be recalled that last month, the Ghana Education Service in the region closed down the school indefinitely after it was reported that students of two ethnic groups clashed after a misunderstanding ensued. The closure was upon the advice of the District Security Committee.
But effecting a public announcement on A1 Radio recalling the students, management of the school has asked all parents/guardians to come with their wards to the school and to witness the signing of a bond by their wards before they are admitted into their respective dormitories.
The school stated, “It is announced for the information the general public, especially parents and students (both Green and Gold Tracks) that the school reopens for the continuation of the second semester on 18th August, 2019.
It should be noted that all students are expected to report before 5:00PM with their parents/guardians to sign a bond before being admitted into their respective dormitories. Any student who fails to come with their parents/guardians will be returned home.”
Meanwhile, Sandema Senior High/Technical School remains closed after students’ disturbances in July 2019. The incident led to the death of one student. The incident was said to have happened when police fired both tear gas and warning shots to quell the students’ unrest.
The Builsa North District Security Committee (DISEC) in region subsequently commissioned a five-member Committee charged with the responsibility of establishing both the remote and immediate causes the disturbances.
Another female student also sustained injuries in the process but she was treated and discharged at the Sandema District Hospital.