The Akyem Maase Methodist Junior High School in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region has been shut down indefinitely following a machete attack on one of the teachers on Tuesday.
The teacher, Patrick Brako was attacked in the staff common room by his assailant identified as Kwasi John who inflicted cutlass wound on the forehead of the teacher.
The situation would have been deadly if not the swift rescue of colleague teachers.
The cause of the attack has not been established but sources linked to disagreement over electricity bill in the house.
The victim has lodged complaint at the Police station which a medical form was issued and subsequently treated.
A teacher in the school told Ultimate News some residents in the community are noted for attacking teachers.
He said just this year, a man stormed Maase Presbyterian School, to whip a female teacher with canes in revenge for his child.
He said the case was reported to the Police and the accused was fined.
Therefore, teachers feel unsafe to be in school following today’s incident hence the closure.
‘As I speak with you now, all the teachers are with me here (Police Station), some are going to provide evidence to the Police, so we cannot keep the pupils in the school. I know that similar incident has also happened in this same community, in the second term in one of the sister schools that is, Maase Presby Basic, similar incident happened where a man attacked one of the female teachers with a cane, so we brought the case to the police station, the man was taken to court and was fined,’ he explained.
Meanwhile, the Circuit Supervisor Mr. Akoto has visited the school to commensurate with the teachers to ensure that justice is served.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/Kojo Ansah