The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has relieved the Assistant headmaster (Academics) of Nkwatia Presby Senior High School (SHS) of duties for allegedly assaulting a female student of the Eastern-region-based school.
In a press statement shared with AcademicWeek, the Ghana Education Service (GES) said the student according to a local media report was assaulted by the Assistant headmaster after she went out of campus without an exeat.
“The student was slapped and beaten like a thief by her Assistant headmaster in charge of Academics for going to town without exeat which turned out she did so with exeat,” a journalist said in a social media post.
A spokeswoman for the Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum-Ampofo describing the situation as unfortunate in the press release said the student is being provided with necessary medical attention and counselling.
The GES has also said that the Eastern Regional Director of Education is collaborating with the school administration and the relevant law enforcement agency to initiate a thorough investigation into the incident.
“The attention of the management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has been drawn to a disturbing picture of a student of Nkwatia Presby Senior High School assaulted by the Assistant Headmaster (Academics) of the school.
The Ghana Education Service unequivocally condemns the actions of the Assistant Headmaster, who is supposed to ensure that students and teachers operate in a safe school environment.
The Eastern Regional Director of Education is liaising with the school authorities and the relevant law enforcement agency to investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, the Assistant Headmaster has been relieved of his duties, and the student is receiving medical care and counselling.
“Ghana Education Service (GES) assures the general public that we are committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all students across the country,” the Ghana Education Service said in the press statement.