Gyaama Pensan SHS Students Each Fined GHC100 For Riots

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Each student of Gyaama Pensan Senior High Technical School in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region has been slapped with a fine of ¢100 following violent conduct that left school properties destroyed.

The students, accompanied by their parents and guardians, Tuesday morning, have also been made to sign a bond to be of good behaviour.

The school was shut down temporarily after angry students went on rampage and destroyed vehicles, headmaster’s bungalow and other properties.

The angry students were protesting against the headmaster of the school, whom they say has prevented them from partaking in extra curricula activities such as inter-school sports competition, quizzes and entertainment.

A committee which was constituted by the GES to investigate the incident submitted its report to the Board of Governors of the school earlier this week.

“The committee has come out that every student should pay hundred cedis.Because some of the parents were not aware, the committee has come out that those who have the money should pay and then they sign the bond with their wards and then they leave their children here so that classes will start tomorrow. Those who don’t have money should still sign the bond and leave their children here and come and pay by close of week”,Board Chairman of the school, Mr Stephen Anderson told XYZ News after the board joined management of the school to explain their findings to parents and guardians on Tuesday, January 30.

Some parents who condemned the act spoke to XYZ News say they will comply with the directive.

“You should come to school to learn, you are not here for sports only…if you have any grievances you should pass through the normal channel. Now we are paying hundred Ghana cedis and it is in good order, why should they[the students] destroy school property”, a parent quizzed.

Meanwhile, calm has since returned to the school as tutors prepare feverishly to continue with academic work..

Background

Scores of students of the Gyaama Pensan SHS on Sunday, January 21 were rushed to the Aboaso Government Hospital after they sustained injuries in the course of the riot.

The angry students protested against the headmaster of the school, whom they say has prevented them from partaking in extra curricula activities such as inter-school sports competition, quizzes and entertainment.

Police were later dispatched to maintain law and order.

 

Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Jonathan Ofori

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