The Adisadel College (ADISCO) students seen in a viral video of an assault were battling over a SIM card, it has been revealed.
According to reports, the two students reside in the same dormitory at ADISCO's Quaque House.
The injured student has verified to the media that the incident occurred over a sim card.
"He had my sim card and I asked for it back, but he refused, which sparked the altercation," he explained.
The incident occurred on 30 June 2023.
I informed the housemaster we were playing when I was injured
The victim also stated that he informed the housemaster that he was injured while playing.
"I was given hot water to treat the wound when I reported the incident to the housemaster," he continued.
The victim stated that the incident occurred around 4 p.m. on June 30 and that he did not disclose it to the housemaster until 9 p.m., after preparatory studies (PREP).
Both students, the victim and the perpetrator, reportedly informed the housemaster that the injury occurred while they were playing.
He indicated that they have lived in the same dormitory peacefully and without incident since the incident.
Other students who were in the dormitory during the incident reported that they were unable to distinguish between the two parties because the incident occurred so quickly.
The facial scar is still visible.
The victim's mother learned of the incident four weeks later.
The assault victim's mother informed Graphic Online that she learned of the incident for the first time on Monday (July 24).
On June 30, 2023, her son was accosted in bizarre circumstances by another student in the same dorm.
In a video shared on social media, a student is seen locking the victim's wrists and striking his face against a metal bed, causing the victim to bleed below his right eye.
Monday, July 24th, social media brought to light the incident that occurred on Sunday, July 23rd.
This has prompted outrage and concern among parents, pupils, and the general populace.
"Yesterday, the older brother noticed it and contacted the housemaster, who then called me to explain the incident."
She pleaded with the school administration to enable her son to remain in school to take the WASSCE.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has responded to the disturbing video depicting two Adisadel College students committing an act of violence.
The widely shared video on social media has sparked public outrage and raised concerns about the safety of students in educational institutions across the nation.
In a statement issued Monday evening by the head of the Public Relations Unit, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the GES expressed profound concern and condemned the barbaric act committed by the individuals involved.
The statement read, "We commend the school administration for suspending the alleged perpetrator immediately pending further investigation."
The GES considers acts of violence in schools to be completely reprehensible and detrimental to the well-being of students, and it remains committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all students across the nation.
In response to the incident, the school administration has suspended the alleged perpetrator pending further investigation.
In a collaborative effort, the GES has instructed the Regional Director of Education to work closely with both the school authorities and relevant law enforcement agencies in order to ascertain the truth behind the incident and implement legal measures.
In addition, the GES reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing an atmosphere in which every student can learn and develop without fear of violence or intimidation.
A taller boy can be seen strangling a shorter boy from behind. The taller boy then slams the head of the boy without a shirt onto the metal edge of a bunk bed, prompting voices off-screen to implore him to let go due to the obvious damage caused.
After being released, the boy's forehead is shown to be severely swollen.