Blame Free SHS Policy For Behavior Of Final Year Students – CHASS Claims

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has blamed the bad behavior of final year students on the free senior high school policy that paved way for most of them to have access to the second cycle education.

According to President of CHASS, Alhaji Yacoub Abubarkar the free senior High school policy made things easy for these students hence their behavior.

“The free SHS has paved way for everything to be at their disposal so there is no pressure on them. They are not chased for fees and other things so they are not placing enough value on what they are benefitting from,” he said

The group added that school authorities should have initiated the necessary steps to deal with the culprits when it began before other schools will even think of getting involved.

“When we encountered this situation on the first day of the exam, the ring leaders should have been identified and dealt with to serve as a deterrent to others.

“But we rather had authorities begging them to come and sit for the exam which makes them feel pampered,” he bemoaned.

Mr Abubarkar’s comments follow viral videos of protests in various schools by some final year students who are the first beneficiaries of the Free SHS policy.

Some of the students rained insults at the president after their ‘apor’ (leaked question papers) swerved.

Some students of the Tweneboa Kodua SHS in the Ashanti region also boycotted the exam on Monday due to the “strict” invigilation in the exam hall.

Others beat up their teachers for strict invigilation

 

By: Naa Yorkor Laryea

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