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20.05.2006 Education

Seven students of MPASS dismissed

By GNA

The Kwahu South District Director of Education, Mr James Nii Okaidja Dinsey, has ordered the dismissal of seven students of the Mpraeso Secondary School (MPASS) for being found in town at 1930 hours without exeat, last Wednesday.

They have been asked to bring their parents for the school authorities to explain to them the indiscipline behaviour, which led to their dismissal.

The students included Sintim Erica and Adobea Lucy, both in form three, while Sadia Jike, Joyce Haizel, Winifred Adu, Emmanuel Yeboah and Boateng Kwabena all in form two.

Master Daniel Appiah-Som, a second-year science student, who said he was going to collect his school fees in bankers draft from his father, is to be given internal punishment. The final year students among them would be expected to commute from their various homes to come and write the rest of their final year examination papers.

Addressing an assembly of students and teachers of the school on Thursday, Mr Dinsey said after members of an investigation committee had ended their day's sitting on the issue, on Wednesday, he took some members of the committee to Nkwatia, some two kilometres away, for discussions.

He said when he got back to Mpraeso at about 1930 hours, he saw a number of students from the school roaming about in the town in uniforms, so he called one of them to find out whether she was a boarder or a day student and she said she was a boarder, who had come to town with some friends to purchase kenkey.

The District Director said he offered the three of them a lift to the school and came back and picked another batch of students, who said they were in town to purchase some drugs for a sick student, while others said they were in town to collect banker's draft from their father.

He appealed to parents to assist teachers and school authorities to educate and mould the character of the young students in second-cycle institutions to acquire the requisite knowledge to become responsible future leaders of the nation.

Mr Dinsey advised the students to take advantage of the huge investment being made by their parents and the government in their education and to concentrate on their studies, so as to pass their final examination to enable them further their education. He said the Board and the school authorities had earlier decided to allow the 12 final year students of the school previously dismissed for involvement in the sex scandal at a hotel in February, this year, to come and write their final examination at the school as day students.

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