Following a violent assault on some students and a teacher of New Juaben Senior High School, 85 students of Koforidua Senior High Technical School (SECTECH) have been suspended indefinitely by the school’s board and management.
The incident occurred on Sunday, May 14, 2023, and resulted in serious injuries for four students of New Juaben Senior High School and the school’s chaplain.
Four students of SECTECH were arrested by the Ghana Police Service, who intervened during the attack and started their investigations.
The school’s disciplinary committee also conducted its own investigations in collaboration with the police and identified six students who orchestrated the attack and gave them immediate sanctions.
According to sources within the school who spoke to Citi News, the disciplinary committee interviewed all 85 students before submitting a report to the school’s board, which then approved and enforced the decision to suspend the students indefinitely.
Most of the students, who are in their final year, will be allowed to sit for their final WASSCE exams.
The disciplinary committee is waiting for the full recovery of a student who was partially paralyzed after being hit in the head with a machete during the attack and is currently receiving treatment at his home in Sehwi Wiaso before he faces his punishment.
Meanwhile, sources within the school confirmed to Citi News that the students will be required to pay for all the items that were damaged at New Juaben Senior High School as part of the recommendation from the school’s board.
The headmaster of the school, Mr. Ofori Antwi, said that each student has been asked to pay GH¢2000 for the destructions at Njuasco. He added that form two students involved in the attack are to report to the police headquarters with a letter to be assisted to look for accommodation near the school.
The board also recommended that all prefects in the school be demoted for failing to detect signs of the brutal double attack that day.