School officials of the Ghana Senior High School in Koforidua in the Eastern region are locked up in a crisis meeting to consider shutting down the school after fire destroyed a girls dormitory last night.
The meeting is to consider the circumstances of the fire and determine whether the school should be closed down until the destroyed building is refurbished, JOYNEWS has confirmed.
On March 17, fire gutted the two story Nightingale block – an all female block at 7p.m. whilst the students were at Prep.
Speaking to JOYNEWS’ Eastern regional correspondent, Kofi Siaw, a female student said they saw smoke coming out of the Nightingale block whilst they were studying in one of the classrooms.
According to her, they ran out and called for help but it was too late.
The fire consumed almost all the belongings of the girls.
Ten students who were traumatized by the incident are on admission at the St.Joseph hospital in Effiduase receiving treatment.
Students had to spend the night at teachers’ quarters, while others slept in classrooms, Kofi Siaw reported.
It is still not clear what might have triggered the fire.
Meanwhile, some parents have gone to the school to consider withdrawing their children.
“I am here to considere withdrawing my daughter since she has lost all her belongings in the fire”, a father has said.