Students punished for praying

A group of boarding students of the Dwamena Akenten Senior High School (SHS) in the Offinso Municipality have found themselves in trouble for persistently breaking school rules and regulations.

They would always sneak out of the school deep in the night to pray in a valley, a distance away from the compound.

The Headmaster, Mr K. O. Frimpong, said several warnings and counselling to persuade them to abandon the practice had been ignored with impunity, forcing the authorities to apply the appropriate sanctions.

He said all 34 students had been removed from the boarding house and made day-students.

Presenting his report at the inauguration of the school’s 13-member reconstituted board of governors, Mr Frimpong said they would continue to act decisively to check indiscipline.

That was the only way they could be assured of improved academic performance, he added.

Mr Joseph Kwabena Onyinah, the Ashanti Regional Education Director, underlined the need for the board to work together with the school authorities to ensure its efficient management.

The members would have to become conversant with the board’s constitution, the Ghana Education Service (GES) policies and code of conduct so as to take the right decisions.

Source: GNA

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