Parents are being encouraged to play more prominent roles in the lives of their children. This would help increase the level of discipline among students at the second cycle level of education. It could be said that the seeming disinterest shown by some parents is resulting in the high level of indiscipline among senior high school students as has been witnessed in recent times.
Richard Akumbasi, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary School said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East show recently. He made the comments on the back of recent violent protests by students of the Sandema Senior High School and Kusanaba Senior High School.
“I think that all parents, all of us; the larger society it appears these days, nobody cares for the other. People don’t even care about their own children. The society does not even care when they see children misbehaving and this affects all of us,” he said.
Reports indicate that at the Sandema Senior High School, rioting students burnt down a building that houses the cadet corps accoutrements because of an earlier altercation between the cadet corp and the general student body.
At the Kusanaba Senior High School, reports suggest the violent demonstration was over a disagreement between the students and the management of the school over where an exam should be written. While the students insisted that they wanted to sit for the exam in their classrooms, the management of the school insisted that the exam should be taken in an incomplete dining hall.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana