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GENERAL REGULATIONS

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A. ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL

All students are requested to be in school from first day of each term to the end of term and to attend school punctually at specified times in accordance with the time-table.

B. EXCUSE FOR ABSENCE

Excuse for absence is granted in case of illness or at the request of a parent or guardian. Letters asking students to be excused from school must be written by the parent or guardian. Failure to do so is tantamount to punishment of the student. This includes late reporting of students on reopening day.

C. LATENESS

A student is late when he/she arrives in school after the drum/siren has sounded for assembly.

D. MEDICAL TREATMENT

Students who are sick/ill should see the School Nurse at the School Clinic. Those who need to see the Doctor will be referred to the hospital by the School Nurse. Those who fall ill and cannot come to school should have letters written for them by their parents or medical Doctors (not Herbal Doctors) to enable them keep their names in the register. Failure of which they may suffer some inconveniences.

E. SUNDAY SERVICE

  1. The special Sunday service which is organized twice a term is compulsory for all students
  2. Vespers are also organized every Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm for boarders.

F. LATENESS BETWEEN CLASSES

This is a punishable offence to be dealt with promptly by the teachers concerned with the particular class and period. Late comers must apologise in any case to the teacher before going to sit down. But this does not in any way absolve them from punishment.

G. READINESS FOR CLASSES

Students must be in their seats and ready before the teacher comes into the classroom. Readiness implies having the appropriate materials and books for each lesson. Students must know their timetable sufficiently well to bring the relevant exercise books/notebooks, mathematical instruments and other materials to class.

H. BOUNDS

  1. Students should not leave the school grounds without permission. The boundaries are clearly defined and permission must be sought from the masters on duty/Housemasters/Housemistresses/Senior Housefather and in extreme cases from the Headmaster or the Assistant Headmaster to go beyond these defined boundaries
  2. For avoidance of doubt, the following areas are out of bounds to all students:
  • Dormitory of the opposite sex.
  • Ketasco Basic School and its surroundings
  • The Coconut farms.
  • Female students to male teachers’ bungalow and vice versa, except with permission from the Senior Housemaster or Senior Housemistress.
  • The school kitchen and its surroundings. The Staff Common Room, except with permission.
  • The bungalows of the Headmaster, Assistant Heads, the Housemaster/Housemistress unless on official duty or on request or assignment.
  • The Sixth Form Block and its surroundings after 6:00 pm.
  • The Science Laboratories and their surroundings after 6:00pm.
  • The Scripture Union (SU) grounds after 6:45 pm.
  • The Sport field and the area around the Sports Museum after 6:00pm
  • Food vending ( canteen ) places during lessons and after 6:45pm
  • Any other place that the school shall deem as restricted. Out of bounds means restricted areas or Off-limits or not be entered or visited by students.

I. CURATORIAL DUTIES

This must be performed efficiently and promptly.

J. GENERAL BEHAVIOUR

Students shall at all times be of their best behavior in and outside the school walls, and dress neatly and properly. Thus, student girls, in particular must endeavor to cover their bodies properly anytime they dress within and outside the walls of the school.

K. MOBILE PHONE

Mobile phone and personal stereos ARE NOT ALLOWED on school premises. These will be confiscated if seen or heard. This applies to both day and boarding students. Laptops are allowed ONLY during official periods in the lab, classroom, or at sessions where note taking is going on.

L. PUBLIC DANCES AND PUBLIC DRINKING BARS

Students are NOT allowed to take part in public dance or beauty pageants of any kind. They are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages and patronizing drinking bars. When students are participating in sporting activities, no alcoholic drink or beverage must be served at school parties.

M. RELATIONS BETWEEN SENIORS AND JUNIORS

Seniors must at all times treat juniors with friendliness and respect. But juniors must bear in mind that the smooth running of the school depends on their prompt obedience and performance of assigned duties. It must be emphasized that bullying in any form is prohibited in Keta Senior High Technical School. The sanction for this is outright dismissal of the culprit.

N. UNIFORM

The school uniform is specified in the school prospectus and is the only attire allowed in class. The footwear preferred for use during classes are black or brown leather rubber soled shoes or sandals. Other uniforms for special occasions shall be according to regulations. However, the accepted belt for use by boys shall be brown or black leather type.

O. SPORTS AND GAMES

These are compulsory for all students. This would be enforced especially during mass participation to select the best students to represent the school during competition. A medical certificate must be produced in order to be exempted from sports and games.

CONCLUSION

All offences punishable by law are offences in this school.
We cannot make a list of all these, but as guide, it must be stated that a breach of common sense is a breach of school rules. Above all, keep in mind the Golden Rule.
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