Rumble strips have been fixed on the highway in front of the Islamic Senior High School to slow speeding vehicles after students demonstrated on Monday, the Deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Yaw Opoku Mensah has said.
Speaking in an interview with Accra 100.5 FM monitored by AcademicWeek.com, the MoE Public Relations Officer (PRO) said the work done was in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Highways Authority.
Commending the central government and his outfit for swift action, Opoku Mensah said he is of the belief that the installed rumble stripes on the busy road will help curb unnecessary road accidents and ensure the safety of students.
The installation of the rumble ribbons comes after some students of the Muslim school crashed with the police during a demonstration to register their displeasure over the lack of zebra crossing on the Abrepo road causing accidents.
But, in a bid to end the demonstration the police say is illegal and to help open the road to normal traffic flow, some personnel of the Service responded by firing warning shots and opening tear gas and pepper spray on the students.
“The students pelted the Police with stones and the Police used pepper spray and fired warning shots in an attempt to disperse them,” the management of the Ghana Police Service stated in a press statement issued on June 13, 2022.
The intervention of the police as seen in viral videos on various social media platforms unfortunately lead to some prospective students being injured following the disturbances and being rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Kwasi Kwarteng, the spokesperson for the Education Ministry giving an update on the development on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, said 22 out of 38 injured students were treated and discharged with 16 in good condition pending discharge.
“22 out of the 38 students have been discharged as of yesterday June 13, 2022, and have joined their colleagues on campus,” the statement signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng stated.
The Ministry of Educaton (MoE) press release 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.”