Opoku Ware SHS react to de-boardinization of over 1,000 students

Opoku Ware School

Authorities of the Kumasi-based Opoku Ware School following claims more than 1,000 students of the school have been de-boardinized for breaching the rules of OWASS have urged the public to disregard any such information.

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Speaking to journalists, headmaster of Opoku Ware School, Reverend Stephen Sekyere Owusu said that disciplinary actions are only being taken against students who violated school regulations by leaving for the Easter break without permission.

The OWASS head clarified that the disciplinary measures are specifically targeted at those who breached school rules, rather than being a widespread punishment as being reported and circulating on various social media platforms.

“It is not true that we have deboardinised 1,200 or 6000 [students], it’s not true. The school was supposed to vacate on Wednesday last week, but some students chose to give themselves a break on Tuesday, so a roll call was conducted when they came, we asked them to appear before the Disciplinary Committee (DC) and before the DC’s report comes, we want them to remain at home and come to school.

So this morning we decided, because some of them are from Accra and other places, the management has decided to bring them back to school and we are going to meet with the parents tomorrow.

And make sure that together with the parents, our students will not repeat this kind of action because it’s not right. We cannot entertain indiscipline in Opoku Ware school. We’ll not allow students to destroy the rules and regulations of GES for us,” he said.

The Reverend headmaster emphasizing the importance of upholding school rules said the students who violated school regulations were instructed to stay home while the Disciplinary Committee deliberated on appropriate actions.

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“We want parents to help us train these boys not to support them to break school rules. If they do, they shouldn’t think that they can go to media houses for the school rules to be thrown away,” the head of the Opoku Ware School told the media.

In other news, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed heads of Senior High Schools not to recall final-year students currently on break back to school for the completion of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registration.

GES directive comes after it came to its attention that some heads of government second cycle schools have recalled the students on vacation to return to campus for the registration process of the 2024 WASSCE for School candidates.

“We want to say unequivocally that no student should be asked to come back to school to complete the WASSCE registration. The reason is that by the time they come back to school on 17th April, they will have enough time to be able to complete their registration

So headmasters should note that no student should be asked to come back to school because we know that some of them are living far away and are enjoying their vacations at home – so they are not expected to come back to school to complete the registration until school reopens on 17th of April,” the Director-General of GES, Eric Nkansah stated.

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