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20.03.2005 Regional News

Registered students can be dismissed -Nsowah

By GNA

Mampong (Ash), March 20, GNA - Mr Michael Nsowah, Acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has stated that undisciplined registered final-year students could be dismissed from school and barred from writing any examination in Ghana. He said there was no GES rule, which stated that a registered candidate could not be dismissed from school.

Mr Nsowah stated this at the official inauguration of the Saint Joseph's Catholic Seminary and Secondary School at Asante-Mampong on Saturday.

He said it was unfortunate for final-year students to believe that once they were registered for their final examinations, they could not be dismissed from school when found to show undisciplined behaviour. Mr Nsowah explained that what the GES needed to do was to inform the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to delete the name of such students from the list of candidates.

Such a student would also not have his registration fees refunded to him.

He warned final-year students to obey all school rules and regulations.

Mr Nsowah urged school heads not to cover undisciplined students but expose them to receive the necessary sanctions. The Most Reverend Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Catholic Bishop of Konongo-Mampong, advised the students to comport themselves and take their studies seriously.

Rev Father Isaac Yaw Nsiah, Headmaster, said the school scored 47.1 and 60.7 per cent passes in the 2003/2004 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) respectively.

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