A strong rainstorm has blown off the roofs of the classroom blocks of three second-cycle institutions and a basic school at the Hohoe Municipality, in the Volta Region.
The schools concerned are Likpe Senior High School, Alavanyo Secondary Technical School, Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Technical Vocational Institute and E.P. Primary school, Alavanyo Kpeme.
Mrs Menu Mawuli Rose, the headmistress of Likpe Secondary School, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that a total of 330 students were expected to resume academic activities and 25 students per class would require a total of 13 classrooms and described the incident as unfortunate.
She said that although the damage would have an impact on academic activities, management was prepared to ensure that learning and teaching activities were not interrupted.
At the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Technical Vocational Institute in Alavanyo, the bungalows of the Principal, the Vice Principal and the Bursar were affected by rainstorms.
The Institute’s final year mechanical and electrical practical workshops and the boys ‘and girls’ dormitories were also ripped off with student mattresses soaked in water.
Mr. Christian Kwame, Principal of the Institute, told the GNA that about 86 bags of rice was soaked with water.
Mr. Andrews Teddy Ofori, the Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) who toured the affected schools said the Assembly would re-roof the classroom blocks ahead of the reopening of schools.
He called on management and teachers of the second-cycle institutions to ensure strict adherence to all the safety protocols and precautionary measures when students returned for academic work.