The Ashanti Regional Secretariat of the Students Representative Council is appealing to authorities of the Prempeh College to rescind their decision to withdraw some students who failed their promotion examinations.
Sources from the school told Ultimate News the students were refused another chance to repeat their classes because of a lack of accommodation and space to join them to the fresh students enjoying governments Free Senior High School program.
But the SRC contends the situation will rather put the students in harm’s way considering that no public assisted senior high school will admit the students three weeks into a term.
Speaking to Ultimate News, the regional SRC coordinator Mr. Raphael Sarkodie noted that even though the consequences for failure are spelt out in the school’s rules, the situation should be treated as a peculiar one.
He explained, “Mind you we are in a third week now and when you sack a student, it is not possible for them to go to any government assisted second cycle school because no government second cycle school by third week admits any students into form two. Form one is even impossible because students have solely been placed there.”
He stated that the only option left will be for the students to opt for a private senior high school which will cost none of the parents anything less than a thousand five hundred Ghana cedis.
Pleading on behalf of the students, Mr Sarkodie beckoned, “as much as they were cautioned that students who fail would have this particular punishment, we believe these students need to be given a second chance to be able to be able to correct the wrong,”
Meanwhile the head master of the Prempeh College Samuel Fodjour who spoke to Ultimate News’ Fremah Boakye indicates that the school’s board will be meeting tomorrow over the issue.
He has given assurances that by two o’clock pm tomorrow the fate of all the students will be properly determined.