Forty (40) out of Eighty (80) Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Brong Ahafo Region which were selected among the 400 schools to take part in the new semester system of the Free Senior High School began processes to admit the first batch of students yesterday amidst agitations by parents.
A total of Thirty Three Thousand,Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight (33,238) Students have been offered admission into second cycle schools in the region.
Although the exercise has been generally successful, some parents and their wards complained about being given day status although they chose to be boarders.
Our reporters visited a number of schools in and around Sunyani and report that the registration processes were generally peaceful and orderly.
St. James Seminary
From the St. James Seminary in Sunyani, Ark News’ Nana Konadu Abu-Prah reports that a total of 389 students gained admission and the process was smooth and without any hitches.
Sunyani Senior High School
The school received a total of 1,620 students
The process at the Sunyani Senior High School was without any challenges but for complaints by some parents that their wards were not given boarding status although they are from outside Sunyani.
Some parents who reside in the Municipality also complained about their wards having to commute to and from school on daily basis. They were worried about having to bear the cost of transportation.
Twene Amanfo Senior High Technical
Ark News’ Agyapong Kumapim was at the Twene Amanfo Senior High Technical School and reports that the school received 1,060 students although they had requested for 1400 students.
Ark News however learnt that most students had chosen to be boarders whilst the school only runs a hostel system. Most of the students who come from outside the Municipality may have to find accommodation in town.
Odumaseman Senior High School (Odumase)
At Odumaseman Senior High School in the Sunyani West District Capital,Odumase 481 students were posted though the school had declared 850 vacancies. Our reporter Nana Antwi Boasiako reports that the process was smooth.
Ola Girls Senior High School (Kenyase)
the situation at Ola Girls Senior High School at Kenyase in the Asutifi North District of the Brong Ahafo region was not different from the other school.
Ark Fm’s correspondent,Yusif Chibsah reports that the process was peaceful.
Most students and parents in some parts of the Asunafo South District had a tough time accessing their placement on the internet due to a power outage.
District Director of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Vassel Pelicious explained that it was caused by a tree that had fallen on one of the mail lines.
He explained that the tree had broken about three of the poles carrying the lines to Sankore and its environs. He was sure that power would be restored by close of day on Wednesday.
Regional Education Director on the challenges so far
Meanwhile Brong Ahafo Regional Director of Education,Dr. Peter Attefuah has assured that students who do not live in towns where their school are located would have their requests for boarding status considered.
Mr. Attefuah in an interview on Ark News said the education directorate will forward their requests to the National office for redress.
He said the entire exercise was smooth and was sure it will be like that to the end.
By: Emmanuel Addai-Poku/myarkfmonline.com