Cape Coast District Court II after it postponed the hearing of an assault case involving a 17-year-old final-year student of Adisadel College captured in a video violently assaulting his junior in the dormitory to after 2023 WASSCE has adjourned the third hearing of the case to October 4, 2023.
According to a Ghana News Agency (GNA) blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, the hearing of the bullying incident matter was adjourned due to the absence of the presiding judge, Mr Eric Oheneba Antwi Boasiako.
“Mr. Boasiako, the substantive judge of the Cape Coast District Court II where the matter is being heard, is currently on leave and it is not clear when he will resume.
The case has, therefore, been temporarily moved to District Court I where the parties involved would perpetually seek adjournments until the judge resumes,” the News Agency said in the post.
In a related story, the Ministry in Charge of Education (MoE) says it will not interfere in any investigation being undertaken by any state institution interested in the recent bullying incident at Adisadel College in Cape Coast.
At an engagement with Adisadel authorities, he said although MoE and the Ghana Education Service have their regulations on resolving issues, they would however not hinder any other state institutions interested in investigating the issue.
Mr Ntim explained that there was the need for all Ghanaians irrespective of age and location to understand that there are laws governing the behaviour and conduct of every Ghanaian so there was the need for people to be mindful of how they conduct themselves.
The Reverend Minister stated that apart from the general laws binding all adults, there were also laws governing juveniles’ behaviour and therefore reminded all residents in the country to watch how they behaved at every point in time.
The Deputy Education Minister in charge of General Education stated that “it is time all students across the country have a paradigm shift on bullying and general indiscipline, having in mind that every action has consequences under the law.
Reverend Joh Ntim Fordjour urged the staff and management of the Cape Coast-based Adisadel College (ADISCO) to be extra vigilant and ensure a high standard of discipline is established on the campus.
The Deputy Minister for Education was accompanied by the Deputy Director General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr Stephen Kwaku Owusu, the Central Regional Director of Education, Mr Emmanuel Essuman and others.