SHS students vow not to vote in 2020 if they are not given accommodation in the boarding houses

SHS students vow not to vote in 2020 if they are not given accommodation in the boarding houses

- The boarding facilities can take 300 students, but the first year students are 551 in number

- The authorities therefore decided to convert boarding students who live in the environs to day students

- The decision hasn't gone down well with either the affected students or their parents

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The decision of the authorities of the Serwaah Nyarko Girls SHS in Kumasi, to accommodate only a fraction of the new students in the boarding houses has sparked a protest.

SHS students vow not to vote in 2020 if they are not given accommodation in the boarding houses

Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh

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Some of the students, who were unable to gain residency in the boarding houses have vowed not to vote in the 2020 elections.

The students claimed that, as they are to enjoy the Free SHS package, they are entitled to accommodation in the boarding houses.

Sources say that the school has a current capacity to accommodate only 300 students, whilst the number of fresh SHS students vying for accommodation is 551.

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The authorities of the school, therefore prioritized accommodation for students who came in from outside Kumasi, whilst making all students who are Kumasi residents day students.

Parents of the affected students have however retaliated, saying that they are unable to provide transportation for their wards to and from school.

Some have allegedly vowed to “teach the government a lesson in the 2020 elections.”

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