Papa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur told the would-be students and their parents that “in the next few days, not weeks” the students will finally begin school.
Some 200 students and their parents have pitched camp in hotels close to the Wesley Girls High School waiting for school authorities to admit the worried students.
The students have in their hands letters from the School’s Placement Centre which showed that they have passed with distinction and are qualified to be admitted into the school.
But the authorities say the school’s infrastructure has been overstretched and cannot admit the students.
For the past few weeks the school has been turned into a funeral parlour with the students and their parents crying and hoping the authorities will rescind their decision and admit the students.
Vice President Papa Kwasi Amissah-Arthur after opening a ceremony in Cape Coast on Thursday decided to pass by Wesley Girls to see for himself the precarious situation the parents and the students find themselves in.
“We have seen on TV the trouble you are going through. We understand your concerns. We have spoken to your children and we want to assure you that steps have been taken that will allow for your children to come to the school,” he said.
He would not say exactly when but assured “in the next few days not weeks we will make sure your children will come to the school as promise by the Deputy Education Minister.”
According to Joy FM’s Central Region correspondent Richard Kojo Nyarko, the School Authorities took the Vice president round the school to show him how over stretched the school’s facilities are.
Nyarko reported the authorities as saying the students have to go for dining as well as use the computer labs in batches because the facilities could not contain the numbers.
However there are some construction works going on in the school and the Deputy Minister of Education Alex Kyeremeh believes the construction works will soon be over for the stranded students to be admitted.
The parents wanted a firm assurance that their wards will be given the admission they so desired. The vice president as well as the deputy Education Minister did not mince words in assuring them they would be given the admission.