Some trained teachers continue to reject postings to the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district in the Northern Region, even though calm has returned to the area.
This, according to the headteacher of Bunkprugu Senior High School, Mohammed Ayana, is affecting academic advancement there.
[contextly_sidebar id=”QBUDd2lYi4PjKFUlMFNEyO7zTN5xFORL”]He divulged this to citifmonline.com on the sidelines of the first anniversary of the Bimobas Peace and Unity Council, held at the forecourt of the Bunkprugu SHS.
According to him, 10 of his teaching staff who fled the area following a similar renewed clashes in 2015, have since not returned to their duty post.
“Just after last year’s clashes, some of the teachers from south vacated post and have since not returned. Some of them applied for transfers and their requests were granted.”
Mohammed Ayana lauded the peace accord initiated by the Jamong and Jafog Bimoba clans dubbed, “Bloody burial” to strengthen peaceful coexistence.
He commended them for finally smoking the peace pipe saying, “We are overjoyed as a school because the school thrives in an atmosphere of peace.”
He advocated the peace accord’s sustainability to attract investors to the district. Mohammed Ayana thanked the Bunkprugu Constituency Member of Parliament, Hon. Solomon Boa for supporting the school management to solve some of its challenges.
He called for adequate infrastructure to accommodate more students when the “Free SHS” programme takes off in September 2017.
“One of my major priorities as the school head is to fence the school land to prevent encroachment,” he stated.
By: Abdul Karim Naatogmah/citifmonline.com/Ghana