General News of Wed, 12 Dec 20181
Tempane SHS closed down after protests to bring back suspended headmaster
The Tempane Senior High School in the Upper East Region has been closed down indefinitely.
This comes on the heels of several protests by the students demanding the reinstatement of their suspended headmaster Dominic Ndegu Amolale.
Ndegu Amolale was suspended in October this year by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for allegedly allowing NDC’s National Organizer Joshua Akamba to campaign in the school against government’s Free SHS.
The District Chief Executive for Tempane Paul Azuma Asugri said the decision to shut the school was to forestall any form of vandalism. The decision was taken upon the advice of the security agencies, the regional minister, the regional director of education and the district director of education.
“From experience when it happens this way, getting too dark and when there’s darkness they [Students] take advantage and they can do anything. So in order to prevent that from happening the school was shut down,” he told sister station Starr 103.5 FM.
“We didn’t want to risk anything allowing them to go into the night and then anything could happen. So, we assembled them and told them to go home and when heads cool down we will bring them back and they gladly left,” he said.
The DCE, however, noted that the form ones are to return on Monday as “they have nothing to do with it and that they were caught up by circumstances.”
“We wanted to be proactive other than reactive,” he added.