Scores of final year Students of Suhum Senior High and Technical School (SUTESCO) in the Eastern Region were left stranded last night for reporting late to school.
The over 70 stranded students made up of both males and females many of whom were from outside the jurisdiction of Suhum were prevented from entering the campus for reporting after 5:00 PM.
They were locked out for many hours and asked to sleep outside the campus and return the next day.
According to some of the students accompanied by their parents, they reported before 5:00 pm but were denied entry on the basis that their hairs were bushy hence must trim before entry, however, upon their return from the barbering saloon they were disallowed.
“I’m from Takoradi, they said we should report before 5:00 PM I came 4:40 PM but unfortunately I passed the small gate which they asked me to pass the big gate. When I got here they told me my hair is bushy so I should go and trim it but upon my return, they said they won’t allow me to enter because it is after 5:00 PM. We have been stranded since it is now almost 8:00 PM. They have asked us to find a place in town to sleep and return the next day. I am from Takoradi I don’t know anyone here.
“I came here 4:30 PM they asked me to barber my hair and returned 5:10 PM but they disallowed my entry. It is almost 8:00 PM I am still stranded here I can’t go back. The gateman says we should go and sleep at a Guesthouse but I don’t have money for that”.