Parents and their wards cried together at Mfantsipim school in Cape Coast on Monday as they thronged the School with their baggage, mattresses and chop boxes in their attempt to finalise admissions.
Parents and wards could not fathom why they were denied admission after acquiring prospectuses subsequent to their placement in the school by the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
When the Ghana News Agency got to the School, police personnel were present, to maintain law and order at the campus.
The students, numbering about 200 showed the GNA documents of placement from the school to buttress their claims but were eventually asked to seek redress with the Regional Director of Education.
Some affected students with disappointment written on their faces said they were stranded as authorities insisted that their names were not on the list they received from the CSSPS secretariat.
A student who went with the parents from Juaboso in the Western North Region and had aggregate 12 earlier remarked that all his nights of studies just to be in his dear school had fizzled out.
“My hopes are gone and I can’t comprehend what is happening here”….he lamented.
A parent who spoke off-camera narrated how her son who had aggregate seven (7) was posted to the school and was subsequently given a prospectus, but did not find his name on the final list posted on the information board.
Attempts to reach the Headmaster proved futile, but a notice on the information board indicated that a total of 1020 students were offered admission including; 655 and 365 for green and gold respectively.
However, at St. Augustine’s College, Assistant Headmaster-Academic, Mr Francis Addo-Mensah, has confirmed that the admission processes which commenced on Tuesday were smooth and progressing.
Unlike Mfantsipim school, minor hitches encountered were rectified with dispatch to ease any commuting distances of parents that arrived from across the country.
It was no different at ADISADEL COLLEGE as an official who spoke with the GNA off camera gave the assurance that admission was peaceful and calm since it started on Monday.
They were expecting 569 fresh students for both tracks but revealed that there were more vacancies for prospective students.
By: Esther Ankrah