07.05.2005 Regional News

Committee orders Nsaba Sec school board to withdraw letters

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Agona Nsaba (C/R), May 7, GNA - The Agona District Educational Oversight Committee has ordered the Board of Governors of the Nsaba Presbyterian Secondary School to withdraw an open release letter issued to three heads of department of the school.

Mr John Kwesi Agyabeng, Acting District Chief Executive for Agona disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency after the committee had deliberated on petitions by the affected tutors, Mr Owusu Danquah, Mrs Araba Quaigraine and Mr A. S. Haruna heads of the departments of Science, Home Economics and Business respectively.

The issue sparked off a strike by the tutors in solidarity of their colleagues during vacation classes for Senor Secondary School students last month.

According to Mr Agyabeng the committee took the decision to forestall peace and cooperation to enable the final students to get adequate preparation before their examinations. He said the committee had set up a five-member committee to investigate the impasse between some tutors and the school authorities. The Acting DCE said the Educational Oversight Committee also ordered the three tutors to withdraw letters they had sent to the Office of the President, the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, the Central Regional Director of Education, Agona District Director of Education and the Education Oversight Committee for the matter to be settled. It would be recalled that the Board of Governors of the School issued an open letter to the tutors for alleged misconduct. Mr Vincnet Arhin-Hayford, Board Secretary and Assistant Headmaster Administration told GNA that the Board decided on February 25,2005 that the three tutors whose conducts they claimed had created division in the school should be served letters to leave.

He said the school authorities were shocked to learn that the rest of the tutors had taken a decision to boycott vacation classes they had agreed with Parents during a PTA meeting held in March this year for the final year students.

Mr Arhin-Hayford stated that the board had no malice against the three tutors, but only wanted sanity to prevail to promote the academic performance of the school.

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