Final year students of Wapuli Community Day Senior High School in the Saboba District of the Northern Region may require a helicopter to fly their
Final year students of Wapuli Community Day Senior High School in the Saboba District of the Northern Region may require a helicopter to fly their examination papers to them before they can complete their WASSCE.
This is due to inaccessibility of the road linking Saboba to Yendi, where the depot for the examination papers is situated.
A collapsed bridge has divided the road making it impossible for motorists to ply.
Commuters have to use the outskirts of the road and walk through the streamflow in the bush to get to the other end.
Residents using the outskirts of the road through the streamflow
In view of this, it became problematic for examination papers to be conveyed from Yendi to Wapuli SHS.
Wapuli Electoral Area Assemblyman, Zakaria Nignamoan Sanduw tells Onua News’ Northern Regional Correspondent, Christopher Amoako, the impact of the road-cut on the community and the ongoing examination for the students.
“It’s terrible because as I speak, the final year students of Wapuli SHS have to assess the papers from Yendi because the depot is in Yendi. As I speak, yesterday, they were first to even see the incident. They were getting close to the bridge when it got collapsed. They had to stay there and then the depot keeper in Yendi brought their papers to them. They had wait through the water to hand over their second paper to them and take the first paper which they had written and were returning,” he disclosed.
The assembly man continued that if the water doesn’t subside, especially when an impending spillage of the Bagre Dam, they may have to get a helicopter to deliver their examination papers to them.
“I spoke to the headmaster yesterday in the evening and he was saying that if the current doesn’t subside it means that they have to use some bush road. If the current continues that way, it means that Wapuli Senior High, their exams, maybe they have to find some helicopter to get papers to Wapuli. It’s a very serious situation. Currently getting to Yendi is very difficult. Nobody can get to Yendi,” he noted.