Regional News Sun, 7 Oct 2018

Akamba saga: Tempane SHS head suspended

The Upper East Regional Director of Education, Augustine G Ayirezang has suspended the headmaster of Tempane Senior High School, for allowing the school to be used for campaigning purposes by Mr Joshua Akamba, a National Organiser aspirant of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

A viral video on social media captured Mr Akamba campaigning among several dozen students of the school.

Subsequently, the regional education directorate wrote to the headmaster demanding a report on why he allowed such a thing to happen on the school’s premises.

The letter said: “It has come to the attention of the Ghana Education Service that on Wednesday, 3 October 2018 your school compound was turned into a political party campaign rally ground without authorisation.

“You are, however. aware that under no circumstances should the premises of any school be made available to any politician for campaign purpose.

“You are, by this letter, requested to submit a full report on this incident to my office for onward submission to the Director-General of Education.

“You are equally directed to hand over the running of the school to the Regional Director of Education pending conclusion of investigations into the incident”.

The letter was copied to the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, the District Chief Executive of Tempane and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the school.

Meanwhile, the police command in the district has invited Mr Akamba over the matter.

Source: classfmonline.com
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