African Education Watch urges Gov’t not to Re-open Schools due to Activities of Western Togoland Separatists
The African Education Watch says the Government of Ghana must reconsider the date for the partial reopening of Schools due to the activities of Western Togoland Secessionists in the Volta Region.
According to the African Education Watch, the activities of the Western Togoland Secessionists in the Volta Region poses a threat to the life of Students and Teachers in the Volta Region if schools are partially reopened on 5th October, 2020 because of the attacks of the Western Togoland Secessionists in the region.
The African Education Watch also further indicated that, Schools have always been targeted by such rebel groups like the ‘Western Togoland Secessionists’ across Africa, especially in Nigeria and Cameroon where armed separatist groups have murdered many students and teachers in recent times.
The Education think thank, African Education Watch therefore urged the Government of Ghana to urgently reconsidered it’s decision to re-open Junior High and Senior High Schools on 5th October 2020 to save the lives of students, teachers and non-teaching staff in some 1,400 public and private JHS and SHS in the Volta Region.
Below is the Statement of From the African Education Watch
It could be recalled that on Friday 25th September, 2020, ‘Western Togoland’ separatists who are fighting for the independence of parts of the country blocked the major entry roads into the Volta Region during which they also attacked the Aveyime and Mepe Police stations where they made away with Police Vehicles and weapons.
The ‘Western Togoland’ separatists also in the early hours of yesterday attacked the Ho State Transport Corporation’s bus terminal where they set ablaze one of the Vehicles at the bus Terminal.