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Chiana-Paga citizen thanks Akufo-Addo for mercy; appeals for softer punishment for students

90402316 Mr. Abirigo appealed to the school’s disciplinary committee to give the students lesser punishment

Sat, 14 Jan 2023 Source:

A concerned Citizen of the Chiana-Paga, Mr. Francis Atayure Abirigo has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for tempering justice with mercy by asking the disciplinary committee (DC) to revoke the dismissal meted out to the 8 female students of Chiana Senior High School in the Kassena-Nankana West District.

He said Nana Addo has acted like a father just as he did in the Meek Mill Jubilee House video issue.

“A father should only gag but not bite his own,” he said.

Mr. Abirigo further appealed to the school’s disciplinary committee to act in the manner that the president has espoused and give them less punishment or not at all bearing in mind that they are first-timers and have shown remorse in a viral video.

“Student’s attitude of ridicule will emerge among the student body of the school against these female students including the forever tag for indiscipline which is enough punishment to the 8 students.

“You cannot ignore the fact that you have pardoned your own children at home many times, so therefore what the committee can do is to pardon these students to allow them to concentrate on their studies and the Ghana Education Service (GES) intensifying measures to encourage general discipline. “I say this because the GES and the school authorities including the presidency cannot exonerate themselves from the indiscipline that is engulfing out education system.

“When we were in secondary school, one could not even insult a senior let alone the president, these are possibly the nemesis of the Free Senior High Secondary School system (FSHS)”.

The concerned Citizen who is also a journalist and a development Communications Expert urged the media and all developmental stakeholders to take special interest in what is going to be the outcome of the committee’s action on the matter going forward.

“You are all agents of development and cannot sit unconcerned at a time that girl child education is the talk of the day when 8 girls are being sacked or punished for expressing themselves in a democracy” Mr. Abirigo stated.