8 Basic School Learners drown in Volta Lake on their way to school


Ferdinand | EducationGhana | January 24 |8 Basic School Learners drown in Volta Lake on their way to school

National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service are investigating the circumstances under which eight pupils crossing the Volta River to school lost their lives.

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The eight pupils were among 20 others crossing the river.

The pupils died when crossing from the Atikagome Community in the Sene East District of the Bono East Region to Wayokope midway into the journey when a boat they were travelling on to school capsized on the Lake.

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Confirming the incident, the Sene East Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ibrahim Wudonyim said the incident happened in the morning but they had the information late.

”Atikagome is a fishing community on an Island so pupils from the community attend school at Wayokope because that is where there is a school. So this morning while on their way to school the boat they were travelling on capsized leading to the death of eight of the children out of the 20, we are on our way to the community because we had the information very late,” he said.





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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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