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Regional News of Thursday, 27 October 2016


Snakes take over Ashaiman school

Dangerous reptiles, particularly pythons and other snakes, have invaded the Agyei Kojo TMA Basic School in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region and threatening the lives of pupils and teachers of the school.

The reptiles according to some students have become frequent visitors to the school from a nearby forest reserve, and appear, sometimes, during class hours, sending both teachers and pupils running for cover.

Some students say they have resorted to easing themselves in the bush because the snakes have invaded the school's toilet facilities.

“There are snakes all over the toilets, so I go outside the school to urinate. At times, my friends and I go into the bush. There are times we have to reject nature’s call till we get home.

“Some of the students can’t keep it so they end up defecating on themselves for fear of being bitten by snakes,” one of the students told Adom News.

The students are therefore pleading with the government to assist them with a lavatory since their original place of convenience has been usurped by poisonous snakes forcing them to go inside the bush if nature calls.

Meanwhile, the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Isaac Asai Odamtten who claimed he was worried about the situation said his office is constructing a fourteen cubicle washroom for the school.

He also assured that it will be completed by the end of the year.