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NaSIA Enforces Private Schools To Acquire Fire Service Certificate

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NaSIA Enforces Private Schools To Acquire Fire Service Certificate.

The National School Inspectorate Authority(NaSIA) in a just-ended discussion with private school owners has disclosed their concern about fire safety in schools. These concerns were raised at a meeting that took place at Dodowa in the Word Of Faith Christian School. The meeting which was held on 17th June 2021 started at 9:00 am prompt and ended at 1:30 pm(GMT).

NaSIA Enforces Private Schools To Acquire Fire Service Certificate
NaSIA Logo

The meeting involved the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service(GES), Ghana National Association of Private Schools(GNAPS), and other stakeholders. The meeting was sponsored by ‘Zuberi’ a growing tech company that is into financial services.

In the course of the meeting, NaSIA made it known to all private school owners that, one requirement to get a license from them is to have a fire safety certificate from the Ghana National Fire Servise.

NaSIA Enforces Private Schools To Acquire Fire Service Certificate
Ghana National Fire Service Logo

Due to the recent risee in fire outbreaks in Ghana, they urged all proprietors to undergo the necessary fire safety training and equip their schools with fire safety tools. This is to enable schools to control the increasing rate of fire outbreak in the country.

Therefore, it is mandatory to make sure all schools in the private sector acquire the necessary installations and types of equipment to fight fire when the need arises. The Shai Osudoku District Safety Officer Mr Edward Kpakpo spoke to the nobles assembled.

NaSIA Enforces Private Schools To Acquire Fire Service Certificate
NaSIA and Private School Owners discussion; opening prayer [Photo Credit: Albert O. Adormson]

He made known to the masses the need to ensure fire safety. Also, he explained in details some causes of fire outbreaks in Ghana and how we can avoid them.

After his submission, many concerns were raised by the people. Some of them asked why NaSIA is strict on private sectors over the acquisition of fire certificate and installation of fire safety tools in their school but dormant in the public schools. This is because some private schools have them but almost all government schools have nothing of such.

NaSIA Enforces Private Schools To Acquire Fire Service Certificate
NaSIA discussion with private school owner; second section. [Photo credit: Albert O. Adormson]

It was suggested that while they pay attention to the private sectors, they should also look into public schools as well.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to speak ill of any organisation or individual. The article is purely an opinion of an eyewitness at the meeting.

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