PTA of Tampuoro Basic School calls for reopening of school
The Parent - Teacher Association together with the entire people of Tampuoro in the Upper West Region has called on the Wa West Education Directorate of the Ghana Education Service to reopen the Tampuoro basic school for their wards to return back to formal education after the school has been closed down for close to one year now.
The school, according to the PTA Chairman, Mr Sei Dorba-ere, was closed down because of the disturbances meted out on the staff and students of the school by a certain mental-ill person.
The chairman said that the closure of the school was necessitated after several attempts by the Wa West Education office to stop the said mentally-challenged from coming into the premises of the school failed.
Info Radio in an interview with the chief and some students of the community, they admitted that the story was true but they were quick to add that the said mentally-challenged has since been treated and he is even attending Nassah D/A JHS and is in Form 2 before the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the only school which serves the education needs of pupils in the community remains closed down and their wards are unable to attend school, the development they described as unfortunate.
Info Radio made contact with the now-healed mentally-challenged, Master Kuunimbiri John who is popularly known in the community as Kuffour and in an interaction, he pleaded with the staff of Tampuoro Basic School to return to school.
While apologizing for his past misdemeanor, Kuffour also promised the staff never to disturb them again because he is now in his normal senses.
He did confirmed that he is now normal and is currently attending Nassah D/A Junior High School.
Schools in Ghana at all levels returned to normalcy few weeks ago on the directives of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo after they closed down in March 2020 due the emergence of the global pandemic of Coronavirus.