Intimidation Killing The Spirit Of Our Teachers – Students Of Adugyama SHS Disclose

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Students in the Adugyama Senior High School in the Ashanti Region are dreading the results they will churn out after their West African Examinations Council (WAEC) final exam which is ongoing.

Speaking to this reporter in anonymity, some of the students said during resumption of studies for their exam most of the teachers displayed visible signs of worry on their faces.

One student recounted the shock he received from his teacher when he asked what was wrong with him after watching him sit behind his desk for a long time.

The student said the teacher expressed worry about the treatment the headmaster, Francis Buah was subjecting them to including the deduction of fees from some allowances due them anytime a teacher was absent at staff meeting whether with an excuse or not.

Claims:
The student disclosed that each teacher had 50gh deducted from their allowances in case they absented themselves from staff meeting.

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He noted that the headmaster, Mr Buah would personally deduct the said monies and account to no one where those monies would be going.

Teachers who also left school before lessons end in school whether he or she had a class or not was also subjected to disciplinary measure including the deduction of salary, the student revealed.

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CORROBORATION:
On strict anonymity, a teacher told this reporter upon a visit to the campus of the school that they are living in constant fear in the school due to the attitude of the headmaster.

The teacher said recently about three teachers have resigned from and taken transfer to other schools in the region.

When asked why they are not reporting the issue to the Ahafo-Ano South East District Directorate for investigation and resolution, the teacher said anyone who did so would be antagonized and targeted for bad treatment.

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Headmaster:
Speaking to this reporter on phone, Mr Francis Buah said the GES was on clear on the procedure headmasters should use in addressing such issues.

He therefore pleaded that this reporter speaks to the Public Relations Officer of the GES so that clarity is brought on issues this outfit wants to get settled.

But as a general advice, Mr Buah said that no teacher at the SHS level can choose when and at what time he or she wants to come to school because it is mandatory to be present at all times as the rule of engagement stipulates.

On the issue of deduction of funds from the salary of teachers who absented themselves from school, Mr Buah deferred comments and asked that this reporter comes in person after getting clearance from the GES to speak on the matter.

STORY BY MICHAEL OFOSU-AFRIYIE, KUMASI