The Ghana Police Service has debunked reports indicating some final year students of the Kumasi Girls Senior High School (SHS) Monday were assaulted by joint police and military for demonstrating and destroying school property
The protest comes after the Ghana Education Service announced for Form 3 students to go on a mid-semester break but later directed for the students to observe the midterm break on campus amid Covid surge in some schools.
Following the cancellation of the semester break, the WASSCE students staged an hour demonstration to register their displeasure over the new directive but were allegedly beaten by joint police and military to calm the students.
Reacting to the media report, the Police said the joint forces were invited by the headmistress of the all-girls school to calm the students but did not assault any student on campus as journalists had reported.
“The Command will like to assure the public that stories and videos are false, untruths and fabrication to bring the Police Service into disrepute and we condemn this action in no uncertain terms,” the Police Service stated.