Management of Senior High Technical School for the Deaf at Akuapem-Mampong in Eastern Region is alarmed by the rise in smuggling of mobile phones to school by some hearing impaired students for pornography viewing, betting and staking of lotto.

The issue has been constantly raised during general meetings of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) in recent times by the school authorities who are threatening to aggressively confiscate mobile phones found with students.

At a recent PTA meeting, management said “It realised that students bring to school expensive phones. Some videos showing their nakedness or their sexual acts and these videos sometimes get onto their platforms. Parents were advised to always take wards phone before they come to school since seized phones are never returned to owners.”

“Parents must be mindful of their wards at home and the kind of friends they visit and keep as some are betting and staking lotto,” the management said.

Meanwhile, parents are being encouraged to pay acPTA levy of Ghc20 per student approved by government to support development in the school.

A portion of the amount accrued will be used to pay monthly allowance to a retired driver to transport the students until government posts a new driver.

“Students are shuttled between the two campuses every day and so there is the need of drivers in the school.One of the two drivers of the school is retiring next month .But posting of drivers to school is on hold from the Ghana Education Service and the absence of one driver for the school is going to be a very big challenge as a result our specialty.

Source: Ghana/ Ansah