A demonstration by some students of the Wesley College in Kumasi turned violent as police who were called in to maintain law and order assaulted protestors.
The students were demonstrating to register their displeasure over a policy that allowed a re-sit of examination only once.
The police were called in to ensure peace, but the atmosphere suddenly turned violent as the police charged on the students and beat them with sticks.
Some of the students said the demonstration was a peaceful, because they did not destroy any property in the school to warrant police brutalities
The aggrieved students were calling on the University of Cape Coast (UCC), which oversees the academic affairs of the college, to give them another opportunity to redeem themselves when they failed their examinations.
According to the students, some of their colleagues had been dismissed after they failed in a re-sit paper, and chanted “we want a change in the policy, this policy is not the best”.
They called on the UCC to reverse the decision and call back the students who had been dismissed as a result of the policy.
Efforts to get the school authorities to comment on the issue proved futile.
From Kingsley E. Hope,Kumasi