By Mudasiru Abdul Yakken
The Overlord of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has asked the Ministry of Education to immediately close down Kukurantumi based Bright Senior High School.
A statement signed by Danny Ofori-Atta, secretary to the Okyenhene, noted that the violent incident that occurred recently at the school confirms several reports of corrupt and exploitative activities of management of the school.
“Of more importance to this matter and of illustrative and evidential significance is his bribery of certain officers of the West African Examination Council over the past decade,” the statement said.
The Okyenhene further called for the arrest of the proprietor of the school, Bright Amponsah.
“On humanitarian grounds and fatherly consideration, the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council will assist in the rehabilitation of affected students; this is in consideration of their immediate and best interest,” the statement said.
It further called for a “thorough investigation of the operations of Bright SHS over the last decade with particular concern with its dealings with certain officers of the WAEC.”
The school was the scene of violent attacks on invigilators and a journalist during the writing one of the papers in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The attack was allegedly instigated and ordered by Bright Amponsah, proprietor of the school, who was said to have gotten furious over what he said was a strict form of supervision from the invigilators and staff of the Ghana Education Service during one of the exams.