2008-06-06 14:34:34This article has been read 748 times.
The Tamale Girls International School Complex in the Tamale Metropolis is being invaded and harassed by thugs who disturb the peace and disrupt teaching and learning.
Proprietor of the school, Mr. Albert Atutiga, told the GNA in Tamale on Friday that the presence of the thugs was impacting negatively on the school’s academic work and education in the area.
He said though the school was fenced, the activities of the thugs who had been engaging in "wee" smoking and other anti-social activities had burnt one of the dormitories and a store room last week, which were still under police investigations.
Mr. Atutiga said, "because we are a girls’ school and in the middle of the town, we are very strict about boys entering the campus during odd hours. I believe that is why some of the boys around are not comfortable with the measure and had to resort to harassment."
He said because of the current harassment, management had increased and intensified both its daily and night security, which included police personnel and expressed the hope that the situation would improve.
Meanwhile, unapproved kiosks invade the entire school, some of which are even on pavements constructed by the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly for school children and other pedestrian crossing and nothing was being done about.
One of the kiosks is very close the school’s gate and making entrance to school difficult and was also used as a ploy base for men to lure girls out of the campus.
Though the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Mohammed Amin Adam, said early this year during the Veterans Day celebrations that the Assembly would demolish all authorised kiosks around the Kaladan area, nothing had been done about it.