Heavy rains and the spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso has caused a lot of havoc in some parts of the Northen regions from farmlands to livestock and ten lives have been lost due to the floods.
Some students in Saboba in the Kpalba circuit are scared that they will miss this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations, (BECE) which is scheduled to begin on Monday September 14, 2020.
They cannot go to the centers allocated for them to write the exams because of the floods. They are pleading to government come to their by providing means to go and write the exams or better still allow them to write the exams in their school.
“We are afraid of the water bodies here. How are we going to write our first paper on Monday? We are pleading with the District Assembly to either find a means to get us to Soboba or allow us to write in our school,” one of the students pleaded.
“We cannot cross the water and go and write the exams. If WAEC does not allow us to write in our school, we will miss out on the BECE,”.
The spillage of the Bagre Dam is an annual ritual where the water is spilled to prevent the dam from collapsing. Governments upon government has not been able to find a lasting solution to this problem.
Source: Ghana Waves