General News Thu, 5 Jul 2018
The Ghana Education Service (GES), has sacked four teachers of the Ejisuman Senior High School in the Ashanti Region for sexually assaulting some students.In March 2018, some nine teachers of the school were interdicted, after they allegedly abusing some female students.
Over a dozen of the students who testified said they were sexually abused in various forms.
Speaking to Citi News, Public Relations Officer of the GES, Casandra Twum Ampofo, said four out of the nine have been sacked.
She said the other four have been transferred, whiles one other person has been exonerated.
“There are nine teachers, and for four of them, management came up with termination of appointment.With the other four, we have directed the Regional Director to transfer them, but before that they will sign a bond of good behaviour. With the ninth teacher, we however established that he was framed up by one of the colleagues who saw him as a threat to his relationship with a student so he was exonerated.”
Aside this development, other cases of sexual assault involving teachers have been recorded in other schools in the region.
The development compelled the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku, to warn that the government will take on any Regional Director of Education who fails to protect female students who are victims of sexual abuse by teachers in Senior High Schools across the country.
The Minister indicated that boarding schools cannot be used as brothels by male teachers who usually engage in sexual relationships with their female students.