Over 500 nursing students of the Ntotroso College of Nursing at Ntotroso in the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo Region were forced to sleep outside after the angry principal locked up the school dormitories after the students failed to sign a bond of good behavior.
The nursing students early in March 2019 were asked to go home following their threats to embark on a demonstration against the principal of the school over his style of leadership.
According to MyNewsGh.com reports, the incident which occurred on Monday, March 18, 2019 resulted from a complain made by the student to the authorities with regards to some fees and levies they were being made to pay.
They subsequently petitioned the Minister of Health to sack the principal of the school, Alhaji Abdul Karim Boakye Yiadom, over the issue.
Led by the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the College, they stated that they had paid several amounts of money to the authorities who are not putting them to good use with the payment of the latest fees, which were not any different.
MyNewsGh.com confirmed that the petition of the students to remove the principal of the school, Alhaji Abdul Karim Boakye Yiadom, was not taken into consideration by the authorities at the Health Ministry as the principal was asked to be at his post and continue to manage the affairs of the school.
As a result of this, the students were made to sign a bond of good behavior as a plan to stop them from pursuing the issue further but they failed to sign resulting in the current standoff.
According to the students, the principal locked up their dormitories on Monday, March 18, 2019, which forced them to sleep outside while some went to hotels and guest houses to sleep.
“As we are talking to you now we don’t know when he (the principal) will open the dormitories for us to sleep. We were at the mercy of mosquitoes. Those of us who don’t have money were forced to sleep outside while those who have money slept in hotels and guest houses. We have been calling the principal’s phone but he has switched it off since yesterday” one of the students lamented.
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Source: Yen Newspaper