Students and staff of Mampong Technical College of Education in the Ashanti Region have said that they are under siege by snakes and other reptiles on campus.

Four people – three students and a worker have suffered snakebites and had to be treated at the hospital since the beginning of this year.

Nhyira FM correspondent, Nana Boaten, reported that students blame authorities for the development. They believe poor lighting in the school is part of the reasons as well.

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They say there have been instances where snakes have entered classrooms, forcing students to run to safety.

Administrator at Mampong Municipal Hospital, Collins Kesseh, confirmed victims of snakebite have been seen at the facility.

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Dean of Students, Douglas Koranteng, however, said the recent rains have given rise to the reptile invasion.

He also said he suspects an abandoned toilet facility nearby has become the breeding ground for the reptiles.

Mr. Koranteng however assured that steps are being taken to clear bushes, pending fumigation of the campus and covering of the unused place of convenience.