Basic schools in Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region have been closed down following the lynching of a soldier to death in the town.
As at Tuesday, the day after the soldier was murdered, all two junior high schools and three primary schools in the community have been closed down temporarily.
Residents, children, and teachers started fleeing the community following the incident.
The Upper Denkyira West District Director of Education, Rose Tenkorang has described the situation as worrying as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for junior high school candidates starts next Monday.
“As the situation is now, I don’t think any teacher will be willing to come to school. Neither the pupils nor parents are willing to come. The parents have fled with their children so nobody is there so automatically the schools have been closed down. We are hoping that things will calm down for them to return, especially the final year students,” she told Accra-based Joy FM.
She said that she cannot tell when teaching and learning will resume but has written to the regional directorate of the Ghana Education Service awaiting further instruction.
Ghanaians on Tuesday woke up to the sad news of the murder of a soldier, Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama, sending shock waves across the country.
Adam Mahama was the victim of mob justice by a group of residents in a town in the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central Region.
He was lynched to death by residents on suspicion of being an armed robber while he was jogging.
Four prime suspects arrested in connection with the incident have been sent to the Central Regional Police Headquarters in Cape Coast.
Investigations are continuing as the police look to build a case to unravel the murder of the Captain.