After restoring calm, the Ghana Education Service says it will launch an investigation into the unfortunate incident that lead to some students of the Islamic Senior High School being injured and hospitalised on Monday, June 13, 2022.
Ashanti Regional Director of the Service, Mary Owusu Afriyie in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said the Regional Education Directorate had taken the issue up and will investigate it thoroughly to avoid future occurrences.
She encouraged prospective students of the Muslim school to remain calm and continue with their academic activities as management works hand in hand with the central government to address the concerns of all stakeholders.
Giving an update on the situation on Tuesday, the Ministry of Education said approximately 38 students as a result of the unfortunate happening got injured resulting in the halt of academic activities on the Senior High School campus.
“22 out of the 38 students have been discharged as of yesterday June 13, 2022, and have joined their colleagues on campus,” the press statement signed by the spokesperson for the Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng stated.
The Ministry press release dated June 14, 2022, continued that “MoE would like to assure parents, guardians and the public of the safety of their wards and is collaborating with relevant State Institutions to bring finality to the matter.”
In a related story, the management of the Islamic Senior High School on June 14, 2022, after the Deputy Minister for Education, Ntim Fordjour visited the school announced the postponement of its term examination slated for today.
A source familiar with the development told AcademicWeek on condition of anonymity the suspension of the public Senior High School internal examination is a result of the shooting incident which occurred on the school campus.
In a discussion with AcademicWeek.com, the source said the suspension of the term examination is expected to permit the Urban Roads Department to construct the speed ramps on the busy road in front of the mixed school.
He said the management of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) as part of measures to slow speeding vehicles on the highway today striped a rope in front of the Muslim school. The move according to him is a temporary solution.