20.03.2005 Regional News

Three BEGSEC students withdrawn for indiscipline

20.03.2005 LISTEN

Begoro, (E/R) Mar.20, GNA- The authorities of the Begoro Secondary School (BEGSEC) in the Fanteakwa district, have dismissed two second year students for smoking "wee", and a final year student for abducting a 16-year-old Junior Secondary School (JSS) Form One student. The students, Masters Peter Marfo and Dennis Opoku, were said to have been caught smoking "wee" on the school premises by their colleagues and were reported to the school authorities.

Master Adjei Boateng Edmund, the third year student, was said to have gone for the JSS student in Koforidua on Valentine's Day and sent her to Anyinase, near Akim Tafo, where his parents lived. The Headmaster of the School, Mr Ebenezer Oko Charway, announced this at Begoro on Saturday, at the climax of the Students Representative Council's (SRC) Week celebrations, which was under the theme, "Morality and self-discipline, essential ingredients for academic excellence." He said the students, who were caught smoking the substance later confessed in letters to the authorities, which had been attached to their dismissal letters.

According to him, the parents of the abducted girl who searched for her for five days, suspected Boateng and therefore, reported to the police, who accompanied them to the school to arrest Adjei where he admitted the offence.

Mr. Charway, who attributed the poor academic performance of the students to indiscipline, recalled that last year, 17 final year students who engaged in indiscipline acts had to be debordinized. He, therefore, called on parents and the public to co-operate with school authorities to promote morality and discipline in schools.

Mr Charway appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Fanteakwa District Assembly to come to the aid of the school by building more teachers bungalows to enable them to supervise the students after classes.

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