Over 400 students of Kumasi Girls SHS suspended for misconduct

Kumasi Girls SHS

Kumasi Girls SHS

Over 400 final year students of the Kumasi Girls Senior High School, have been suspended for various acts of misconduct.

School authorities took the action after checks revealed, the students sneaked out of campus during the Easter festivities.

Banned items such as mobile phones, assorted dresses and cooked food were also seized from the students, mostly boarders.

They will now have to write the final year exams from their homes.

The disciplinary action leaves just about half of the 1,130 final year students on campus.

On March 26, a meeting between school authorities, final year students and their parents on one hand discussed students’ attitude towards learning.

It was agreed by both parties final year students will stay on campus whilst those in first and second years go on vacation.

It was heart breaking for school authorities to realise most of them sneaked out of campus on Thursday evening, after first and second year students had gone on vacation.

Several roll calls on Thursday and Friday revealed dozens of the students scaled the school’s fence wall in midnight at a time their teachers had gone to sleep.

Frustrated headmistress, Mary Krah-Ampofo says the move is to instill high level of discipline among students.

“One of my teachers came and reported that, as early as 2 am, he met about 10 of the students walking to Abrepo Junction to pick a car in front of Islamic SHS. So I became very much alarmed and organized another roll call to realise that some of them scaled the wall,” the worried headmistress explained.

Alcoholic beverage, pizza, mobile phones and dresses were seized from the students.

“One of them came. We apprehended her in a taxi; she was wearing stretch under her dress, folded up to her knee, holding a box of pizza, some two tots in her dress. So you ask yourself where did she go?” Ms Kraah-Ampofo quizzed.

Last year, school authorities launched investigations into a student club whose members spent lots of money to organize parties outside campus during Easter.

The outcome prompted the regional education directorate to institute several disciplinary measures in affected schools.

School authorities’ suspect students affected by the current suspension are members of that gang.

Ms Kraah-Ampofo warned more students risk facing disciplinary action if they are caught as security is tightened in the school.

Story by Ghana/Nhyira Fm/Ohemeng Tawiah