Fifteen teachers, including the Assistant Headmaster of the Walewale Senior High School, have been indicted by a 10-member committee set up to investigate the students riot of November 25, 2013 that led to the destruction of several public and private property.

According to portions of the report sighted by DAILY GUIDE, some of the teachers were fingered for inciting the students to violence in order to cover-up some underhand dealings that were being uncovered by Sampson Jakpa, the headmaster. 

According to the Abubakari-Braimah-Mahama-led committee report, the students were asked to stage a violent-free demonstration as advised by the 15 teachers to compel the immediate transfer of the headmaster.

The portions of the report revealed that the admission status of over 300 students in the school were in doubt as ?they used the back door? in gaining admissions with their names missing in the main register at the school?s administration. 

The students, some of whom were in their second and final years at the school, were also reported to be paying fees to the teachers who purportedly secured the fake admissions for them unknown to the administration of the school. 

What the committee found mind-boggling was how some managed to register for their final West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSSCE) when their names were not in the master register of the headmaster.

It was also uncovered that, Mr Jakpa strengthened his administrative procedures towards last year?s admissions to the dissatisfaction of the fraudulent teachers who incited the students against the headmaster on claims that he was favouring one tribe in his admissions against others.

The Committee also established that some teachers were also found engaging in amorous sexual relationship with female students of the school and were openly boasting of the numbers they each bonked. 

This, it observed, had broken the moral fibre of the school resulting in an open show of gross disrespect by some female students towards their tutors, thereby, endangering academic work and discipline in the school. 

It recommended the demotion and transfer of some teachers from the school and also recommended for criminal investigations by the police of some teachers alleged to be engaged in some malfeasance and other underhand dealings who attempted to use the demonstration to cover-up their deeds. 

The Northern Regional Coordinating Council is yet to officially act on the report received by the Regional Minister, Bede Zedeng, a week ago, through the West Mamprusi District Director of Education (GES), Alhaji Mohammed Haroun, DAILY GUIDE had gathered. 

It would be recalled that irate students of the school last year went on rampage destroying school property including their headmaster?s bungalow when they realized he had escaped before their arrival to attack him.

They also vandalized the school?s computer laboratory and as well attacked the Walewale Police Station in attempt to forcefully free two of their arrested colleagues by the police a day earlier. 

Twenty-four of them were later arrested and detained in connection with the riot accusing the school?s headmaster, Sampson Jakpa, of discrimination on tribal lines during last year?s admissions.

 From Stephen Zoure, Tamale

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