The Chairman of Builsa North District Security Committee (DISEC), David Afoko has assured students about the possible reopening of Sandema Senior High Technical School this month, August.
Speaking to Citi News, he explained that the committee set up to probe disturbances at the school has to complete its report to avoid any possible student intrusion.
“We wanted to reopen for the students on the 30th of last month [July]. Unfortunately, we realized that it will not be possible. First of all the committee hasn’t finished its work and when we allow students to come whilst this is ongoing perhaps issues that may come from the committee may bring about some hitches.”
He further stated that, the committee has to meet the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) before school can be reopened.
More so, the committee has only one week to present its report.
“So we decided that the committee should quickly finish its work so we meet the PTA before we allow the students to come. The committee has about a week to finish its work. Immediately we finish with the committee report the students should be able to come back to school.”
The school was closed down on July 16, following clashes by first-year students of the school leading to the death of a General Art student, Jidel Nashiru.
Nashiru was hit by a stray bullet.
The Sandema Secondary Technical School in the Upper East Region was shut down for two weeks by the Builsa North District Security Committee after disturbances led to the death of one student.
A misunderstanding between the School’s Cadet corps and the rest of the student body over strict compliance to retire to bed after preps led to the clash.
An emergency District Security Committee meeting with stakeholders decided to close down the school to ascertain the extent of damage and put in place safety measures before students will be recalled.