Headmaster of Damongo Senior High School (SHS), Alhaji Harrison has threatened to expel students using mobile phones in the school.
According to the headmaster, the use of mobiles phones by the students has affected the school performance in this year’s West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE).
Blaming the abysmal performance on the students’ use of phones, the school authorities were locked up in a crunch staff meeting chaired by the headmaster on how to curb the excessive mobile phones usage.
In a collaborative overnight raid by teachers, housemasters and senior prefects, more than 300 mobile phones have been ceased and destroyed by the headmaster to serve as the deterrent to other students.
According to him, the action was to dissuade others from bringing mobile phones to school and to help curb the growing student indiscipline on campus as he is shocked of the students’ performances recently released by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Mr. Alhaji Harrison has, therefore, warned students not bring phones to the school as they risk of being expelled when caught.
However, Some students whose phones were seized and destroyed condemned the action by the school authorities as harsh and wicked.
One form 2 female student from a town in the Volta Region, who lost her Samsung galaxy phone her parent bought for her weeks ago, said she used her phone only to communicate with her parents.
Damongo Senior High School (SHS) is located in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region.