Final year students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region on Monday threatened to boycott the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
This was after the students accused their school authorities of being ‘too strict’ during the supervision of their first paper.
While demanding that the headmaster leaves the examination hall, they also alleged that Mr. Francis Awuah has been manhandling some students and teachers during the exams.
It took the intervention of both political and traditional authorities to restore calm and get the students to rescind their decision.
The confusion also caused the writing of the second part of the paper to delay.
Some students after the first part of the Integrated Science paper, marched to the office of the District Chief Executive, Samuel Addai Agyekum to report their headteacher’s misbehavior.
According to them, the headteacher had slapped a teacher and also abused other students who were sitting for the examination.
Others who remained on campus refused to take food served at the dining hall.
They also toppled furniture and food served in protest against their headteacher.
The police were subsequently brought in to restore calm and order.