Kolege director arrested for questioning

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Director of Kolege High School at Darkuman-Junction in Accra, Frank Ato Abraham, has been arrested by the Odokor Police for allegedly failing to register 195 students to write the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Accra Region, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Freeman Tettey, the director was arrested in Accra yesterday to facilitate investigations into the case.

Mr Tettey said the suspect who had been placed in police custody would be put before court soon after investigations.

On Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10, 2013, a group of final-year students of the Kolege Senior High School at Dakuman-Junction in Accra beseiged the school premises, vandalising the school’s property, for failure of the school’s authorities to register them to write the on-going WASSCE.

 The students, numbering 195, also set a saloon car with registration number, GE 9001X, belonging to the Director, Mr Abraham, on fire and also broke the school’s glass windows and tore into pieces, some of the text books.

It took the intervention of the police to stop the students from further destroying the school’s property and to also maintain calm.

According to Mr Tettey, a number of police personnel had been dispatched to the school to provide security and prevent the frustrated students for causing more damage to school property.

Meanwhile, parents of the students have appealed to the government to intervene for their wards to take part in the exams.

The Chairman for the Parents Teacher Association for the school, Mr David Adjetei said the government’s intervention could help solve the problem.

Story: Mary Mensah