Headmaster 'chops' registration fees of 34 BECE students; fails to register them

Tue, 5 Jun 2018 Source: rainbowradioonline.com

About 34 final year students from the Redemption School Complex in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central region, who are sitting for the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), were disappointed after they discovered that the headmaster of the school failed to register them.

The students could not find their index numbers at the examination centre where they were supposed to write their paper for today [Monday].

It was later discovered that the headmaster, John Afranie Mensah, failed to register the 34 students. The aggrieved students speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare, could not hold their tears and have vowed to deal with the headmaster.

Some of them wept bitterly and said, ‘’we have prepared for the exams but we arrived only to discover that, our headmaster did not register us for the exams. This is painful and wickedness.’’

Some parents who spoke to our reporter threatened to take legal action the headmaster. According to Nana Yaw Asare, each student paid an amount of GHc190 as registration fee for the exams.

Meanwhile, the District Education Director, Isaac A. Mensah, has promised to bring the headmaster to book. Over 500, 000 final year students are sitting for the BECE this year in over 500 centres nationwide.

Students will pass their exams will have the opportunity to benefit from the free senior high school programme.

Source: rainbowradioonline.com