A proposal made by teachers for the Bawku Educational Directorate in the Upper East Region to close down schools in the Municipality has been sent to the Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) by the Educational Directorate.
Following a recent string of attacks and killings of people in the area because of an ongoing chieftaincy conflict, the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools in the Region has requested that the Ghana Education Service close all of the schools in the region.
According to information obtained from within the Bawku education directorate, the request has been delivered to MUSEC for the purposes of consideration and recommendation.
Kofi Asare, Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, a think group that focuses on education, encouraged MUSEC to make a decision that would be in the best interest of both the general public and the instructors.
Because students in their final year are writing their BECE exams, closing schools at this time should be the last option; yet, the lives of students and teachers are more important than anything else. As a result, it is my expectation that the Chief Executive of the Municipality and the members of his security team will respond quickly and take the appropriate measures, as he advised.