GES orders audit of school buildings after KG collapse

In the wake of the death of six pupils at the Breman Jamra KG Methodist in the Central Region, the Ghana Education Service (GES), has ordered an  immediate audit of all school buildings under the service in the country.

According to the service, the audit is to assess all public school buildings to prevent another tragedy.

Six pupils of the Jamra KG Methodist died on Wednesday, after their dilapidated school building collapsed on them.

Speaking to Citi News, the PRO of the GES, Reverend Jonathan Bettey, said his outfit will ensure all students learn in a safe environment.

“That was the order the Director General of Ghana Education Service gave out to all the  District Directors and Regional Directors. He personally requested that they should liase with the District Assemblies because education is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders not only Ghana Education Service, they should liaise with the District Assemblies, they have technical officers who are the planning officers who can help them get all the necessary information that we need to be communicated  to the Minister in charge for him to take an action on these issues.”

“In actual fact, all indications show that, according to the Minister, we are taking stock of all our buildings and statistics of all things to make sure that this does not happen to any community in the country.”

Meanwhile the kids who were involved in the tragic incident have been laid to rest.

The Asikuma Odoben-Abrakwa District Police Command is currently investigating the death of the six pupils.

There are several schools in the country where pupils are studying in dilapidated buildings, some of which are death traps. In other cases, some children are also learning under trees.

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By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

 

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