The management of Adisadel College has relieved the housemaster of Quaque House, Mr Ekow Holman from his position after a video of a final-year student assaulting another in the house went viral on social media.
In a letter to Ekow Holman sighted by AcademicWeek, the headmaster of Adisadel, Mr Samuel Koffagudogo said: “I regret to inform you that you have been relieved from your position as Quaque Housemaster with immediate effect.”
The letter titled “Relieve from Position As Housemaster added that “You may be reinstated as a housemaster based on the outcome of the investigation. You did not deliver as expected of you as housemaster as far as this video is concerned.
In a related development, Africa Education Watch has condemned the incident of bullying at Adisadel College saying there must be distinguish criminal conduct from school misconduct to ensure the safety of students in public schools.
The Director of EduWatch, Mr Kofi Asare in a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek said “I condemn the alleged incident of bullying at Adisadel College. This is a criminal matter for the Ghana Police Service.”
“Our school heads require serious training and a written Case Management Protocol for violence occurring in school, including assault and battery.
This will guide authorities on critical steps required to be taken from the initial stage of reporting/notice through to reparation and justice.
It will also help school heads to distinguish criminal conduct meant to be reported to the police from civil misconduct that can be handled by the school’s disciplinary system,” the Director of the education think tank stated in his post.
His comment comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) following a viral video of an assault involving two Adisadel College students has directed the Regional Director of Education to investigate the unfortunate incident in the school.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, the Education Service described the violent act as barbaric saying it applaud the Adisadel College authorities for taking swift action to suspend the culprit pending further investigation.
“Management is deeply concerned and condemns this barbaric act of violence in our schools. We applaud the school authorities for taking swift action to suspend the culprit pending further investigation,” GES said in the statement.