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Five St. Johns Grammar SHS students sacked from exams hall over bushy hair

"Five final year students of the St Johns Senior High School in Accra were on Tuesday prevented "

Source: GHR1/starrfmonline

Posted on : Tue 21 Apr 2015

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Five final year students of the St Johns Senior High School in Accra were on Tuesday prevented from partaking in the ongoing WASSCE exams by their school authorities because they carried bushy hair.

According to the affected students, the internal supervisor of the school, Mr Gyedu, personally sacked them from the exams hall when they were just about writing the Christian Religious Studies (CRS) paper.

“Mr Gyedu didn’t allow the five of us to write the CRS paper even though we pleaded with. He said we were carrying bushy hair.

“Now our parents are here to probe the matter but they are now saying that they will register us for the Nov-Dec exams,” one of the aggrieved students told Starr News on condition of anonymity.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has begun investigations into the matter.

The Acting Director General of the GES Jacob Kor who has visited the school told Starr News anyone found culpable will be severely punished.

“Once the students have registered for the exams, they are having a contract with WAEC and it’s our part as administrators to handle disciplinary problems within the exams period with a bit of caution so that it doesn't create problems.

“If we find out that they are culpable, then sanctions will be applied. If students have disciplinary problem during exams time, teachers must be cautious with the way they handle it so that it doesn't create problems,” he said.

Meanwhile the headmaster of the school Emmanuel Ofoe Fiemawkle has told Starr News the affected students will be re-registered to take exams in November this year.

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