The Ghana Education Service has launched investigations into an alleged incident at the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) indicating the schools toilet cubicles have been turned into dormitories to accommodate students.
In a press statement shared with AcademicWeek, the management of the Education Service said it has directed headmaster and Senior housemaster of GHANASCO to step aside to allow further probe into the matter.
“Headmaster and the Senior Housemaster have been directed to step aside to allow for further investigations into the matter by the Regional Director of Education and report back in two weeks,” the Ghana Education Service (GES) said.
GES decision follows a viral video being circulated on various social media platforms showing some Free Senior High School (Free SHS) students of the Ghana Senior High School in Tamale using toilet cubicles as dormitories.
Describing the situation as unfortunate, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) said the school declared 1,790 vacancies during the 2022 academic year computerised school selection and placement process.
“Only 1,467 students have enrolled. The school is expected to have excess capacity to even house extra 300 students. It is thus unacceptable to have students sleep in such a place,” the Service in charge of Education said in the release.