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02.03.2009 Education

Students Sue Headmaster

By Daily Guide
Students Sue Headmaster

Obiri Michael, spokesperson for the aggrieved students A group of about 13 final-year students of the Miracle Boys Senior High School, a Sunyani-based private second cycle institution, has instituted a legal action against the school authorities for what they described as the headmaster's failure to register them for the impending West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The aggrieved students were among 23 others in the General Science Department who paid GH¢100.00 each as registration fees in October last year in order to take part in the 2009 May/June WASSCE.

They however were shocked to have heard and also confirmed from the school's notice board that their names were missing from the final list of registered candidates who were billed to write the WASSCE.

According to them, when the headmaster was contacted, he failed to give any tangible reason as to why their names did not appear but only stated that he intended to register them for the November/December private examination.

The spokesperson for the affected students, Michael Obiri, stormed the offices of DAILY GUIDE on Friday to register their concern and also appeal to the Municipal Director of Education and the Minister of Education to sympathize with them by calling the headmaster to order.

He disclosed that the distressed students have sought a legal remedy at a Sunyani District Court, and indicated that their lawyer, who was provided by the Legal Aid Ghana, had transferred the case to the Sunyani High Court but was yet to come out with a date to sit on the matter.

He also expressed regret that the headmaster, Peter Sasu Kwashi, had vehemently refused to also endorse admission forms which some of the affected students managed to secure at some senior high schools in the municipality so as to continue their education.

Efforts by this paper to get the school authorities to ascertain the facts of the matter have all proved futile.

However, other students of the school whom this paper spoke to confirmed the report of the aggrieved students.

From Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani