Fire Bows of K’dua Technical Institute; many students injured
Eight students of the Koforidua Institute of Technology sustained minor injuries following a fire at the boys’ hostel on Monday 14.
Seventy-five students were displaced.
Disabled students have to borrow shirts and shoes from friends to stay in school.
The fire broke out around 11:45 p.m.
It started from the roof before spreading to the four units where the boys were housed.
The quick intervention of the Ghana National Fire Service extinguished the fire and prevented it from affecting any major part.
The property of 75 boys was burnt to ashes.
Disabled students are traumatized.
Many of them wear borrowed shirts and shoes to stay in school.
Third year students would need more support before they can start practical work.
“My boyfriend gave me this shirt to wear. All my school uniform, books and everything were burnt,” said one of the students.
Director Ing. Bernard Forson says those who were injured have been released.
He explained that as a precautionary measure, the 75 affected students will have to sit in a private hostel until the school is cleared.
“Afflicted students would have to stay in a private hostel until the school vacates. The injured were treated and released. Only one is still on the income because of high sugar.”
Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben North Constituency, Nana Adjei Boateng, donated to the school.
He hoped that long-term plans to renovate the student dormitory would be implemented.
Officials from the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) were at the school to offer safety advice.
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“We have recommended that all students be evacuated from the building as a safety precaution. Don’t panic.”
Firefighters started the event.
Koforidua Technical Institute has an enrollment of 2,704 students, of which 640 are in the boys’ boarding school.
The school is already struggling with accommodation as many students are in private hostels.
By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana
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