There are several forms of punishment that can be meted out to students. Even with the ban of corporal punishment by the Ghana Education Service, school authorities can still manage to find one way or the other to punish ‘recalcitrant’ students who flout school rules.
But the last form of punishment that can come to mind is making students dig ‘6 feet graves’ for offenses committed.
However, some students of Akwatia Technical Institute have stated that they are made to dig graves as means of punishment.
The students who spoke with the Evening Mail stated that school authorities and teachers make them dig these graves whenever they flout on school rules.
They stated that they are made to dig the graves while school is in session, a situation that is impeding on attendance to classroom.
They students attributed some deaths that have occurred in the school this year to the actions of the staff. They stated that aside from the digging of the graves making them fall sick, they believe some of the strange deaths that have occurred in the school this year can be attributed to the graves they have been digging.
The students also alleged that they are sacked from the boarding house at the least provocation.A situation which they say impedes on their academic performance.
They are therefore pleading with authorities to intervene on their behalf.
When the headmaster of the School, Mr. Ernest Yeboah was contacted he denied the allegation of letting the students dig graves. He however refused to speak further on the issue when his response was probed by the Evening Mail.