At least three Senior High Schools in the Northern region have been hit with severe water crisis.

Ghana Senior High School, Vittin Senior High School and Dabokpa Technical School students are forced to share the only source of water which is a dam with animals.

The three schools have been faced with water crisis and are forced to depend on dam water due to the lack of portable water.

Students of these schools spend hours fetching water from the dam instead of studying or doing their assignments.

A visit to the Ghanasco dam located at Kukuo, a suburb of Tamale revealed that animals and the students share the same dam water.

A student of Ghanasco who spoke to DGN Online on condition of anonymity said even though the school authority provide them with tanker water , it was always not enough due to the population of the school.

According to him, after classes hours the students will have to depend on the dam water because the water the school provides is not adequate.

He indicated that the dam water is normally mixed with chemicals before they consume it.

But he was quick to say that sometimes when it’s critical, they use the water in its row state to prepare their food at the dormitory even though there are health related issues.

Students from Vittin and Dabokpa Technical School walk a distance to the Ghanasco dam to get access to the dam water.

They appealed to Ghana Water Company and government to come to their aid.

The Sustainable Development Goal which Ghana is a signatory to, goal 6 talks about ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.


Information reaching DAILY GUIDE indicates that a teacher at the Salaga Senior High School (SHS) in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region has shot and wounded one Mohammed Abdul-Rauf, 19.

Mohammed Abdul-Rauf, a student of the school, sustained multiple gunshot wounds on both legs.

The victim informed the Salaga Police that he was shot by one Asuma Sulley, a teacher in his school.

The victim was subsequently treated and discharged at the Salaga District Hospital.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that the victim and his colleagues were suspended by the school for smoking Marijuana ‘Wee’ in the bush nearby the school.

Last weekend, the victim and his suspended colleagues, who attended an entertainment programme, were seen on campus by the school cadets who informed the teacher.

Mr. Asuma Sulley stormed the campus but the suspended students quickly vacated the school’s premises.

He later met them on the way and confronted them, resulting in the shooting of the victim.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Yusif Mohammed Tanko, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, said efforts are underway to apprehend the teacher to assist in investigations.

Source: Daily Guide

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A form two General Arts female boarding student of the Damongo Senior High School in the Northern region has suffered complications after she allegedly attempted to illegally terminate her nearly six months old pregnancy while in school.

School authorities were not aware of the incident until doctors at the Damongo hospital reported to them.

Friends of the student had secretly transported her in a hired tricycle to the hospital for treatment on Saturday night when she complained bitterly about severe bouts of stomach cramps or pains.

Midway into the journey, the student started to struggle with pains and later delivered a stillborn fetus which resulted in the complications.

Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors there refused to admit the student until they got permission from the school authorities. After deliberations, the friends who took her to the hospital agreed for the doctors to contact the school management about the matter.

A senior management member of the school who refused to be named confirmed the report to Starr News. He said the student was later admitted and treated after authorities were made aware of the “emergency” matter.

School authorities have informed parents of the student, according to the staff, and the student has been taken home for further treatment.

He disclosed that a disciplinary committee meeting had been held over the matter and the student would face punishment when she returns.

The Damongo Senior High School has consistently been grabbing negative headlines in the last two years. In 2017, some seven students were indefinitely suspended after they were allegedly caught engaging in immoral acts.

And in this year, only some two months ago, the headmaster burnt some 300 mobile phones belonging to students after an overnight raid in dormitories.


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