Normal classes were yesterday brought to a halt at the Freetown Secondary School for Girls (FSSG) as confusion reigned over plans to privatize the school by the school administration a move which the students view as a strategy to deprive poor students from attending the school.
Over one hundred pupils of the school yesterday masqueraded the streets of Freetown in uniform to denounce the decision of the school management to privatize the school. The students displayed placards some of which read “No Privatisation of FSSG.”
According to investigations some of the pupils had to suspend their exams yesterday due to the growing confusion over the Privatisation of the school as it has been alleged that after the privatization there will be an increment on school charges.
Some of the pupils who spoke to Awoko alleged that the School Principal Mrs Bobson Kamara want to deprive poor students from attending the school.
The students marched to State House to vent out their frustration to the President but they were not given audience. Later security personnel advised the students to go to the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports to put their case.
At the education ministry the school pupils were addressed by ministry officials who called on the pupils to go back to their school promising that the National Board of Trustees will look in to the matter as soon as possible.
The Principal and other staffs were not available for comment.