Some final year students of the Adonten Senior High School in the Eastern Region who are currently writing their WASSCE have been sacked from the school’s dormitory for allegedly putting up reckless behaviour.
Apart from students who have papers to write this week, all other final years were on Monday, May 27 ordered by the school authorities to move out of their respective dormitories to their homes.
The affected are mostly Visual Arts and General Arts students who have their final exams to write on June 4.
Headmaster of the school, Stephen Aboagye, justified the decision, claiming the students who are due to end their final WASSCE early next month, are now out of control as they disregard rules and regulations with impunity.
According to him, the some students have rented apartments in the Aburi township where they have been sleeping, engaged in stealing of fowl on campus and been assaulting teachers who attempt to ensure compliance of the school’s rules and regulations.
“Because they have almost finished their exams, most of them are flouting the rules and regulations in the school. Some have rented rooms in town so they don’t live in the school. They don’t attend prep”, Aboagye said on Yen Sempa on Onua FM Tuesday.
He recounted how some of his teachers were “stoned” by some students who camped at a dark place. The teachers, he said, had gone there to drive them away from the place.
“They have started cooking teachers’ foul,” he said.
Mr Aboagye said considering the situation at hand, the school on Monday sent text messages to parents of the affected students to inform them about their wards have been asked to move out of the dormitories to their homes.
District Chief Executive for Akuapem South, Frank Aidoo, confirmed the issue to host of Yen Sempa, Bright Kwasi Asempa, and added indicated “when they [the students] are about to complete school, they misbehave”.
“Electrical cables were torched so the school authorities decided to ask them to go home and come on the 4th [June] to write their exam.
“They [the school authorities] did this to safeguard the school property,” he explained.