President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made an intervention in the punishment meted out to some eight girls of Chiana Senior High School.
President Akufo-Addo made the intervention “after his attention was drawn to it”.
A press release issued by the Spokesperson of the Minister of Education, Kwasi Kwarteng, on Friday, January 13 said Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has directed the Ghana Education Service (GES) to, as a result, consider an alternative disciplinary action instead of dismissal.
The eight girls were dismissed after investigations into a video they recorded in November, 2022, raining expletives on the President.
The Service, after the investigations, decided to dismiss the eight girls from the school.
Since a communication of the decision to parents, opinions have been divided over the punishment.
Some of the parents have condemned the action of their wards while the children themselves have apologised in another video to the President.
But a large majority, including the Minority in Parliament, called for a recession of the decision by GES.