The Volta Regional Education Directorate says plans are underway to relocate individuals displaced by the Akosombo Dam spillage, who are currently occupying schools, to facilitate the reopening of these educational institutions.
This comes on the back of the opening of eighty-one (81) out of one hundred and eight (108) schools within communities affected by the spillage.
According to the Volta Regional Director of Education, Francis Yaw Agbemadi, the remaining twenty-seven (27) schools, currently serving as safe havens, will be made available for teaching and learning once the affected individuals are relocated.
“The floods have not completely receded in some of the homes, and in some homes too, the floods have receded, but the premises are yet to be fumigated for them to return, so we are arranging for a place to be prepared where these displaced persons can be relocated so that our schools can reopen.”
Mr. Agbemadi added that pupils and students in areas affected by the dam spillage are facing urgent needs for uniforms and learning materials and, therefore, appealed to benevolent Ghanaians to extend a helping hand to them to facilitate a smooth reopening.
“I want to appeal to Ghanaians to keep supporting our unfortunate ones with school uniforms, learning materials, and even those who will be able to provide clothes for the children, we will be very happy.”