The Ghana National Council of Private schools (GNACOPS), has register disagreement with the Akyem Council for their call for the immediate closure of the Koforidua-based Bright Senior High School (SHS).
The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council demand for the immediate closure of the private Senior High School (SHS) comes after the proprietor Mr Bright Nyarko Amponsah allegedly instigated an attack on examination officials and a journalist.
According to the Council, some misconduct and indiscipline act in the school had been reported to them but due to lack of evidence, they find it difficult to take up the matter.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following the attack on their staff and other persons associated with the conduct of examination announced in a statement it had moved students of the Bright SHS to another examination centre with tight security to protect life and property.
Ghana’s Education Service (GES) in line with WAEC dismissed and barred some 13 final year Senior High School students from partaking the ongoing WASSCE for their indiscipline acts towards invigilators and act of violence.
However, a statement from the Office of the President directed the Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh to engage Education Service to reconsider its decision from barring the final year students from writing the examinations.
In response to the President’s directive, the Service in a statement dated August 10, 2020, said it has agreed for the 13 students to continue with the rest of their subject paper but under escort of a guardian.
The National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah in an interview on Atinka FM monitored by GeorgeWeb commenting on the Akyem Council’s call said although the students erred, but GNACOPS is against the immediate closure of the school.
Mr Gyetuah speaking further called for an independent investigation into the unfortunate incident adding that “individuals found culpable must be punished accordingly” he told host Ekourba Gyasi.