The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council has called for the immediate closure of Bright Senior High School located at Kukurantumi in the Abuakwa North District of the Eastern Region.
According to the council the call is provoked by the various incident that has happened in the school recently.
In a statement signed by its secretary, D.M Ofori- Atta, and copied to the Ghana Education Service and the Education Ministry, the council observed that the school authorities have over the years engaged in “several reports of corrupt and exploitative motives”.
“is provoked by the incident of examination fraud of grave significance in direct relation to the assault of Mr. Gyan Mensah and Damolie Pacome, an official of the West African Examination Council and a reporter or the Daily Graphic respectively in their lawful duties to insist on a fair conduct of WASSCE examination”.
Final year students of Bright SHS allegedly went on rampage on the orders of their proprietor as they protested strict exam supervision on August 6, 2020.
The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council also accused the proprietor of Bright Senior High School, Bright Amponsah of masterminding the assault on the WAEC officials and journalists who visited the school during the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The State alleged that the “the exam results from the rogue Bright SHS are falsified.
It has become evident that 90% of graduands of the Bright SHS drop out of public universities in their first year due to their lack of ability to meet the intellectual and academic demands of tertiary institutions”.
These enumerated situations, according to the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council has necessitated the need for the immediate closure of the school to prevent a future recurrence.
The two-page letter said the demands were backed by His Majesty Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin.
“On humanitarian grounds and fatherly consideration, the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council will assist in the rehabilitation of affected student. This is in consideration of their immediate and best interest,” the letter read.
It also recommended “a thorough investigation of the operations of Bright SHS over the last decade with particular concern with its dealings with certain officers of the West African Examination Council WAEC.
This comes after final year students of Bright SHS who were writing their exit exams, WASSCE, went on rampage attacking invigilators and journalists who had visited the school.
A viral video captured the proprietor of the school allegedly ordering his students to stop writing the exams.
They had protested strict exams supervision by the WAEC invigilators.
The students reportedly pounced on the WAEC supervisors wielding knives, sticks, and compasses and beating them till they sustained various degrees of injuries.
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea