Final year students of Kumasi Girls’ Senior High School in the Ashanti Region have allegedly been brutalised by security personnel, GhanaXtra.com can report.
The security personnel reportedly stormed the premises of the school on Monday evening after the students insisted on going home for the mid-term holidays contrary to an order by GES directing them to stay on campus.
According to the students, they suspect the security personnel were invited to the school by the authorities to intimidate them.
Audios intercepted by this portal capture some of the students lamenting over how both the military and police subjected them to physical attacks.
Some of them who are heard in the audio crying say they have sustained injuries on their bodies as a result of the attack.
Efforts to speak to authorities of the school at the time of filing this report proved futile.
The Ghana Education Service earlier issued a statement directing all heads of SHSs and Technical schools to allow Form three students to go on a mid-term break from Tuesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 25, 2021.
However, the GES in a statement issued on Monday, July 19, 2021, and signed by its Deputy Director-General, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, made a u-turn and directed that students should stay on campus to help protect them against COVID-19 or the spread of the disease on the various campuses.
Listen to the audios below