Management and Old students of the Ghana Senior High School, Ghanasco, have denied allegations that a toilet facility has been converted into a dormitory. According to the school, the said facility, which is reported to be housing students, is a space for students to keep their chop boxes. A viral video making the rounds suggests that the management of the school has converted a space that is supposed to be a toilet facility into a dormitory for students. However, responding to the matter, the old students’ association of Ghanasco said the news is untrue as it’s been purported in the media. The facility, they said, has never been used as a toilet facility, even though it was originally designed for that purpose. They contend that the space since the 1970s has always been used by students to keep their chop boxes for safety whenever they are on holidays. The Cabral Gbanzaba house, where the supposed “toilet dormitory” is located, has an accommodation space that can house about 420 students and could not be facing accommodation challenges according to the management of the school.
Alhaji Baba Mohammed, president of the Old Ghanasco Students Association, who commented on the issue on behalf of the association, urged the public to treat the news with the contempt it deserves.
On his part, the northern regional minister, Alhaji Alhassan Shani Shaibu, who also visited the school to ascertain the reality of the matter, expressed his disappointment over the report. He said it was unfortunate for a journalist to make such a biased story without having the real facts. Being an old student himself, the northern regional minister said the space had been a chop box room dating back to their days in the school and therefore was shocked to hear news say otherwise of the facility. Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service has commenced an investigation into the matter a day after the interdiction of the headmaster and senior house master of the school.
A delegation led by Stephen Koku Owusu, Deputy Director-General in charge of management services at the Ghana Education Service, was dispatched from Accra to verify the story as published in the media. The delegation, which didn’t want to make known the results of their investigation to the media, noted that their observation had noted the facts on the grounds and would report appropriately to the Director General of GES for him to act accordingly.
Meanwhile, Zaa News visit and checks in the school can confirm that the said facility is not a dormitory, as was reported.
Source: zaaradio.com/99.3fm/Jonas Biawurbi