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23.05.2006 General News

KASS students to Pay for Damage

By The Ghanaian Times

Students of the Okomfo Anokye Secondary School, in the Afigya-Sekyere District of Ashanti, are to be surcharged with the full cost of items destroyed during a demonstration which resulted in the closure of the school two months ago.

The exact amount for each student to pay will be revealed at a Parent-Teacher Association meeting at the school.

In addition, parents of the students are required to sign bonds guaranteeing their wards good conduct before school reopens May 29.
These conditions are contained in an interim report submitted by a committee that investigated the disturbances.

Apart from the cost of damages, students in arrears of fees are required to settle them before being re-admitted.

A source at the school said that the PTA was expected to approve the recommendations.

tudents held a violent demonstration at the school in protest against a proposed 70, 000 cedi increases in terminal fees to purchase supplementary English Language and Mathematics books to improve their performances in the two subjects.

The authorities, therefore, decided to introduce the supplementary books for the students to help salvage the situation.

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