Over the weekend, the Ofadaa Methodist Basic Junior High School in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region fell victim to a robbery.
According to reports by EducationGhana.com, thieves have made off of the roofing sheets used to cover the school’s classrooms, leaving the school vulnerable to the elements. The incident occurred while the school was on vacation, with students and staff away from the premises.
The theft has left the school community in shock and disbelief. Ofadaa Methodist Basic School provides education to children from the Ofadaa and Fianko communities, as well as neighboring areas. The theft of the roofing sheets will disrupt academic activities and will likely have financial implications for the school.
It is unclear why the thieves targeted the roofing sheets specifically, leaving behind other valuable items such as desks in the classrooms. Some have speculated that the thieves may have stolen the sheets to sell to aluminium buyers. However, this remains a mere assumption until investigations are completed.
The Bawjiase police have commenced an investigation into the matter. The school and local community are hopeful that the perpetrators will be brought to justice and the stolen materials recovered. Meanwhile, the school’s administration is working on finding a temporary solution to keep the classrooms safe until the roofing sheets can be replaced.
The theft of the roofing sheets from Ofadaa Methodist Basic School is a stark reminder of the importance of security and vigilance in our communities. It highlights the need for collaboration between law enforcement agencies and community members to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.