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The Principal of the Gushegu Midwifery Training School who took what turned out to be controversial decision to stop a pregnant adult student Cecilia Awuni, from taking her exams now says she feels her powers as head have been taken away after she was “forced by her superiors” to rescind the decision.

In an exclusive interview with Kasapa News’ Northern region correspondent Eliasu Tanko the visibly frustrated Principal refused comment on how the student was abruptly asked to stay away from the ongoing end of semester examination and raged against the media tearing down and slamming critics.

She pulled out a student handbook in the middle of the interview and after making the reporter read a guideline that suggested that student who gets pregnant while on training should be differed, demanded to know her mistake in enforcing a regulation of the school.

Cecilia Awuni, a final year student on Wednesday was prevented from taking a fourth paper in an ongoing internal exams after she was found to be pregnant. A drama unfolded in the school and subsequently drew public anger after media reportage.

Authorities of the school mounted strong defense saying the decision was based on a Ghana Education Service regulations but later res

According to her the pressure mounted on her to walk back on the decision to suspend the student for going contrary to the college rules has set a reprehensible precedence that would ultimately increase indiscipline in the school.

“I think something is going wrong and may be very soon there will be total breakdown of law in the schools” she said and when asked to elaborate she continued: “what it means is that if have some regulations and yet…It means all other things in this book is useless because that student have this book, so we have to set the book aside and allow every student to do what they want. It says when you become pregnant you defer the course, and how to do that when your are writing exams”? She demanded before letting loose the handbook to bang on her desk.

The Principal is now calling on higher authorities to issue a new clear cut regulations for midwifery training schools since the one in use have been floured and rendered useless.

“What we also need to add is that we need some regulations to all the schools that this is how we should do things and what not to do. For now I will say for my school we don’t have any regulations anymore” she indicated and ended the rocky interview.
Source: kasapafmonline.com

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