Police in the Ashanti Region are reported to have beaten up protesters of the Wesley College of Education on Tuesday morning following disagreement over directive by the University of Cape Coast allowing students to re-sit examinations only once - a directive which protesting students describe as unfair.
Chanting war songs, the students called on the University of Cape Coast to reverse the decision and call back students who had been dismissed as a result of the policy thus opening the gates for police brutality charging on the students – some of whom had gathered in front of their dormitory to watch the rather peaceful demonstration whipping them with sticks for no apparent reason.
Authorities of the Mampong Technical College of Education in the Ashanti region had to shut down the school following mounting threats from more than 200 students planning to burn down the school after they failed their Elective Maths papers.
Reports do indicate that all students who failed the Elective Maths papers risk getting evicted from the school after they further failed their resit papers as well – a development which saw angry students pelt stones at the school in a fierce upheaval.
The students were under the impression that the Elective Maths course was not mandatory and that they had option of choosing and sitting courses in General and Technical subjects.