Seven students, comprising 3 boys and 4 girls of the Damongo Senior High School (SHS) in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region have been summarily dismissed by authorities of the school for holding their own version of this year’s Edul Fitr celebration at a secret location.
The students were arrested by some staff of the school led by the Headmaster at about 2am on Tuesday June 27, 2017 in a rented room with most of them naked following a tip off.
According to authorities, they the students resident on campus, rented the room at the blind side of the authorities, often skip classes and sneak into the room in town where they engage in sexual escapades.
A member of staff got hint of the happenings and drew the attention of his colleagues, who came together to apprehend the students on the night after the Edul-fitr (feasting after Ramadan) celebrated by Muslims.
Sources revealed that students of the school were asked to go and participate in the festivities and to report back to school at exactly 5:00pm on Monday in view of the fact the next day was not holiday. This group of students however took advantage and never returned to campus until 2:00am when the school authorities paid them a surprise visit at their rented place of abode to affect their arrest.
The authorities found in the room mattresses and other items these students use to engage in their alleged immoral acts.
Residents of Damongo have however blamed the authorities of the school for parading the students on the principal streets of the town as if they were criminals.
According to one of the victims, they were locked up in a classroom till daybreak and subjected to slaps and beatings by the authorities before finally asked to go home.
They were again paraded on the main streets of Damongo and finally left at the main lorry park by some members of staff of the school.
Many people have said the school authorities went beyond bounds in the manner they treated the students even though they agree that the school has the right to discipline its student.
The Assistant Headmaster of Damongo Senior High School, one Mr Ayuba was contacted by Bole-based Nkilgi FM to speak to the issue he asked “if the students were paraded on streets, what do want me to do on it”