19.07.2006 Social News

No second chance for the Indisciplined- Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Sports

By Ghanaian Times
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Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports, Kwame Ampofo Twumasi has warned that students who engage in acts of indiscipline leading to their dismissal will not be admitted into any other public institution.

He was speaking at the 45th annual Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Ada Secondary School, themed 'curbing the rate if indiscipline among the youth and students, what measures.'

Mr. Twumasi mentioned acts of indiscipline as disregard school rules and authority, violent demonstrations leading to a state of lawlessness, alcoholism and sexual immorality use of narcotic drugs, stealing and examination malpractices.

He said instances where discontentment among students led to wanton destruction of school property showed that schools were gradually becoming breeding grounds for criminal activities.

“Those who ignore these and engage in acts of indiscipline will face punishment including suspension, outright dismissal, or prosecution in courts of law,” he warned.

Mr. Twumasi therefore advised students to seek redress for their grievances through laid-down procedures and not through violent means, saying that discipline an important requirement for students to achieve greater academic laurels.

He further appealed to stakeholders in education to support government's efforts to develop the country's human resources in order to surmount the challenges of the new global environment.

Mr Twumasi announced that Ada Secondary School has been selected to be upgraded into a model school and the tendering process for the provision of facilities has been completed.

The Headmaster, Samuel S. Adusu expressed regrets that the school with a student population of 793 has no qualified teachers for physics and information technology.

He also appealed for assistance by corporate bodies and individuals to rehabilitate the school's roads.

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