Educationist, Daniel Fenyi is blaming the Ghana Education Service in relation to the recent suspected arson at the Nyinahin Catholic Senior High School for what he describes as a lack of discipline at various second-cycle institutions.
According to him, recent policies implemented by the GES discourages teachers and headmasters from punishing students when they violate the code of conduct of schools, adding that “it is the reason why we are witnessing high rate of indiscipline exhibited by some senior high school students in the country.”
Speaking on the Orange Sunrise on Orange 107.9 FM on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the educationist took a swipe at various successive governments for making WASCE results a major campaign mantra.
Mr. Fenyi reiterated the need for politicians to desist from making WASSCE a subject of contention in their political discourse.
“If the students do well, the NPP will say it’s because of Free SHS and, they will run with it. If the students don’t do well, the NDC will say something against the NPP. We have reduced the destinies of students to the politics of this country”, he added.
His reaction is stemming from an earlier incident at the Nyinahini Catholic SHS where some final year students have been alleged to have burned down the entire boys’ dormitory on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Daniel Fenyi, however, believes students who were involved should be treated as criminals hence, prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others who may want to follow suit.
“If they [the students] are not punished, henceforth armed robbers will commit sin in school uniforms and we will no know that in Ghana we don’t punish people in school uniforms. If teachers are not allowed to punish them, let the law deal with them.”
The Police Service at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region, has arrested one person identified as a labourer, for obstructing firefighters in their attempt to quench a fire at Nyinahin Catholic Senior High School last Friday, October 8, 2021.
The fire destroyed the entire boys’ dormitory block A.
The District Police Commander for the area, DSP James Jerry Amekah told the media that the suspect is set to appear before the court on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.