Mr Simon Addae-Cornutsey, Headmaster of Dabala Senior High Technical/Secondary School, has advised parents and guardians to place their wards in boarding facilities instead of renting private hostels for them.
He explained that school boarding facilities enable school authorities to provide security and supervision for students.
Mr Addae-Cornutsey was addressing a special Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting at the weekend to inform parents of some developments in the school.
He said from the 2013-2014 academic year there would be boarding facilities available for both girls and boys in the school.
Mr Addae-Cornutsey said students who stayed in private hostels were prone to truancy resulting in pregnancy and abortion among the girls.
He, however, lauded the discipline in the school.
Mr Addae-Cornutsey asked parents to settle their wards’ school fees arrears which amounted to Gh¢ 110,809.00.
He said the planned celebration of the school’s 22nd Anniversary and First Speech Day in June this year was on course.
Mr Martin Gatsola Afianu, PTA Chairman, said a total of Gh¢ 89,608.00 PTA dues were unpaid, affecting the association’s development plan for the school.
Mr John Seddo-Agbemabiase, Board Chairman, advised parents to cross-check bills brought by their wards and possibly pay the fees themselves to avoid the fees being inflated by their wards.