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Regional News of Monday, 15 October 2018


13 students of Oti Boateng SHS de-boardinized

Thirteen(13) students (both sexes) of Oti Boateng Senior High School in the Eastern Region have been de-boardinized by management for breaching school regulations.

Two were deboardinized over theft, five sneaked out of school without exeat for days, six other-first year students scaled over school wall at night to town.

According to the Headmaster, John Hawkson Arthur the said students risk being sacked if they flout a bond they’ve signed to be of good behaviour according to management.

Theft in Dormitories

Many Parents have complained over theft cases in both Boys and Girls Dormitories with their wards being victims.

They lamented that their children’s monies, provisions, and even panties are often stolen from their chop boxes by their room mates. One of the angry parents at a PTA meeting Saturday threatened to invoke curse on any student who has stolen his ward items.

Infrastructural Challenges

The Boys Dormitory gutted by fire in January 19,2016 has been abandoned. The structure which was severely burnt has become a death trap to teachers, students and staff of the school.

Despite assurance by government to reconstruct the affected block ,nothing has been done almost two years after the incident. The School with current population of little over 2000, is grappling with infrastructural challenges creating congestion in the classrooms and dormitories.

The School has no dinning hall,Assembly Hall and Kitichen.Meals are prepared under a shed and eaten under a makeshift shed.

Parents angry over nuisance levies

Attempt by the leadership of PTA to levy parents for monthly payment of a Cornmiller and a Nurse were rejected by the parents having been levied Ghc20 each for rehabilitation and reconstruction of a broken section of the School wall.

The angry parents say they are already paying long list of teaching and learning materials itemized to buy for their children.