Close down Bright Senior High School with immediate effect - Okyenhene

Close down Bright Senior High School with immediate effect - Okyenhene

- Okyenehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has called for the immediate closure of Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi

- This is for the alleged perpetration of fraud in WAEC examinations over the years.

- The directive also ordered for the arrest of Bright Amponsah, the proprietor of Bright Senior High School, and his immediate prosecution

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The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council headed by Okyenehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has called for the immediate closure of Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region.

The reason for such a directive is based on the school allegedly perpetrating fraud in examinations over the years.

Issued Monday, August 10, 2020 under the signature of D.M Ofori- Atta, State Secretary to the Council, the Traditional Council also called for the prosecution of the Proprietor of the School Bright Amponsah.

READ ALSO: Police arrest headteacher who incited WASSCE students against invigilators

The directive also ordered for the arrest of Bright Amponsah, the proprietor of Bright Senior High School, and his immediate prosecution.

The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council will, however, will assist in the rehabilitation of affected students; this is in consideration of their immediate and best interest.

Final-year students of Bright SHS were on a rampage on Thursday, August 7, and beat an external invigilator in the WASSCE and a reporter with the Daily Graphic, Emmanuel Pacome Damalie.

READ ALSO: WASSCE 2020: 14 students sacked over acts of indiscipline; barred from writing

Reports say the students were angered after the external invigilator resisted their attempts to engage in exam malpractices.

The latest update picked up by YEN.com.gh indicates that the proprietor has been arrested by the police to assist with investigations.

Meanwhile, the body that organised the exams in Ghana, the West African Examinations Council, says it has also been investigating to get more details as to what exactly happened and prescribe appropriate sanctions.

All the victims of the students' violence have since been treated and discharged.

READ ALSO: Students who attack teachers and destroy school properties should be arrested - GNAT

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