The rate of students and teachers exposure to sporadic criminal attacks on the campus of Tikrom Municipal Authority (M/A) Junior High School in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region may witness an exponential rise if immediate actions were not taken by national security agencies to salvage the situation, the school authorities have indicated.
Incidents of teachers and students being robbed at knife and gun points by armed men, ransacking of school properties and belongings of the school by thieves from the outskirts of the school have been a major worry which were adversely affecting students, teachers and academic activities.
The Headmistress of the school, Mr Agyemang Yeboah, disclosed in an interview with journalists yesterday that academic affairs per the status quo was punctuated with fear and panic among teachers during night hours when the school was closed.
He minced no words when he disclosed that the school currently lacked the required financial strength to make possible the construction of a concrete wall.
The wall, according to the headmaster, will bar criminals from invading their premises and safeguarding their properties from night robbers.
Thieves and armed robbers, he emphasised, severally break into classrooms and staff common room and make away computers and other valuable items belonging to the school.
He lamented that all pleas made to the police and stakeholders to address the situation have not yielded the needed response.
Tikrom M/A JHS since its establishment over 75 years ago holds a track record as one of the best school in the Ashanti Region with a current population of 400 pupils.
The Assembly member of the area, Hon Stella Oduro Boateng, appealed to the assembly and the central government to come to their aid.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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