According to the Sekondi-Takoradi Education Directorate in the Western Region, 56 out of the reported 120 students of the Adiembra Senior High School (SHS) who were sacked for breaching some of the COVID-19 protocols will not be reinstated.
The Ministry of Education as part of measures to protect the final year students in various schools across the country outlined some COVID-19 protocols to be strictly observed by the students.
However, some male students of the Adiembra Senior High School (SHS) on last Friday and Saturday reportedly breached some of the life-saving protocols which according to the school management put their mates, teaching and non-teaching staff at risk of the pandemic.
According to the students, they left the school campus in search of portable water, claiming that since the reopening of school for Senior High schools (SHSs) on June 22 students have not had access to potable water, consequently the decision to fetch some at a standing pipe located a few metres from the campus.
But, Elizabeth Akuoko, the Metro Director of Education confirming the dismissal of the students to Onua TV on COVID-19 Nkomo show monitored by Georgeweb.org denied the student’s report indicating that the school had no water.
“The school has four boreholes. They don’t need to go outside to fetch water” Elizabeth Akuoko told Eric Yaw Adjei during Covid-19 Nkomo hosted by Bright Kwasi Asempa and Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom.
She refuted the student’s claim that they breached the protocols to fetch water, adding that “Someone going to fetch water must have buckets but some of the students had no buckets so it is not true they were going to fetch water”
She furthered that after consulting the headmaster of the school on the issue, they have agreed not to reinstate 56 students back to campus to continue their 11-week academic work.