Authorities of Prempeh College in Kumasi has reversed its decision to sack some 51 first-year students at the end of the 2016/17 academic year because of poor performance, Assistant Headmaster in charge of administration, Mr Jones Attah Gyamfi has stated.
This decision follows a directive from the Ghana Education Service (GES) to the headmaster of Prempeh College to reverse his decision to dismiss the students.
The students, some of whom have already left the school, are said to have failed in at least five subjects in the three terminal examinations of the last academic year, leading to their dismissal by the authorities of the school.
Some other 112 students have also been asked to re-write their exams to assess their chances of remaining in the school. The Authorities at Prempeh College claim the underperforming students were denting the school’s track record.
But the, Director General of the Ghana Education Service Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said the affected students should be allowed to continue their education.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the GES, Rev. Jonathan Bettey in an interview with XYZ News urged parents and students to remain calm as they mediate the issues with the authorities of the school for a positive outcome.
Mr Attah Gyamfi said a remedial program will be enrolled to prevent such occurrences adding the affected students will be closely monitored.
“We haven’t sacked anybody. But now the management has taken a decision to invite the parents to give remedial assistance to their wards so they can join their colleagues in form two. We have promoted them on probation so we will monitor them to improve. We don’t want them to go away, we want them to be in form two so we can support them. We have adopted a new strategy to invite parents whose children are performing poorly, to receive counselling and discuss the way forward. There are some in form two that we will still repeat because we don’t want them getting seven grade Fs in the final results”, he said.
Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com/Jonathan Ofori