General News of Thursday, 4 April 2013
The Ashanti Regional Directorate of Education has endorsed a decision by authorities of the Kumasi Girls Senior High School (KUGISS) to suspend about 400 final year boarding students for truancy.
The students broke bounds by leaving campus without permission.
Thirty of the girls who were found in tight sexy dresses at about 2am walking towards Abrepo Junction would not be readmitted to the boarding house again.
They would stay at home to write the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) because the authorities saw their case as “very serious.”
For the rest, they would be on suspension for one week, meaning they would return to campus just a day to the beginning of the final examination.
The girls were said to have scaled the walls of the school at the blind side of the school security personnel to enter town in the night during the Easter festivities when an official decision was taken that final year students would not be allowed to go home for the Easter festivities due to the closeness of their examination.
With the WAASCE due to take off fully on April 9, 2013, the disciplinary action handed the girls had not been received kindly by some of their parents but the headmistress of the school, Madam Mary Prah-Ampofo and the regional director of education, Mr Kofi Sarfo Kantanka, insisted that it was irrevocable.