- Students of St. Paul have stopped the school’s matron from transporting stolen food items from campus
- They impounded the taxi being used in the transportation
- The matron and the driver are on the run
- A formal complaint has been lodged at the police station
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Students of St. Paul Technical School in Akyem Kukurantumi have reportedly confiscated a taxi cab hired by the school’s matron to transport stolen foodstuffs from the school’s kitchen.
In a report sighted on Starrfm.com.gh, the irate students impounded the taxi cab on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
The students of the Akyem Kukurantumi-based school in the Abuakwa North Municipality in the Eastern Region who were armed to the tooth with stones and sticks surrounded the taxi cab with the registration number AS 3074-15 when it attempted transporting the foodstuffs outside the campus.
They deflated all the tyres of the cab. The driver and the matron, named only as Comfort fled and left the car.
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A formal complaint has been lodged at the Akyem Kukurantumi Police station by the headmaster, Benjamin Adjabeng.
The alleged stolen food items were made up of nine buckets of groundnut paste, one bag of millet, four boxes of tin tomatoes, three bags of rice, three bags of flour, two bags of sugar, and one large gallon of cooking oil.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) started investigations into the alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School Policy.
In all, 53 schools have been identified by the Ashanti Regional GES directorate as culpable of the said allegations leveled against them.
Some of these schools identified are said to have exchanged the food meant for the students for cash, YEN.com.gh reported earlier.
District directors of education have also been asked to release headmasters, headmistresses, assistant heads, domestic bursars, accountants, and storekeepers who would be invited for the investigations.
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Still, on education, a video of a male student being whipped at the Saint Stephens Presby Senior High/Technical School has emerged online despite a ban on corporal punishment in schools by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
There is no clear information about the infraction that attracted authorities in the school to sanction flogging as punishment for the student.
In the video that has since gone viral online, a man alleged to be the housemaster could be seen striking the backside of the student with a cane, allegedly flogging him with 25 strokes.
The video that lasted less than 30 seconds shows other students standing by their belongings where the incident was happening as the housemaster landed the heavy strokes behind their colleague.
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