It’s draconian – Partey Anti on sacking of students who insulted Akufo-Addo

The Executive Director of the Institute for Education Studies (IFEST), Peter Partey Anti, has described the sacking of the students who insulted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as harsh.

In his view, the students could have been taken through measures to reform them and not outright dismissal.

“The GES should have a second look at this punishment,” he said on the mid day news with Martin Asiedu Dartey on TV3 Thursday January 12, after indicating that “It is too harsh.”

The GES on Wednesday announced the sacking of the 8 students  of the Chiana Senior High School in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region who insulted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

A letter to the parents of one of the students explained that her conduct was “considered very undesirable and contrary to the acceptable standards of conduct generally required of any student in our Educational system in Ghana.”

The GES admonished the students to use the dismissal as “a major turning point in her life to bring the desired change in her behaviour and attitude towards life.”

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Earlier, the GES apologized to the President on behalf of the school and the students.

“Management of the GES wishes to extend our sincere apology to the President and the general public on behalf of the students and the school,” the GES said in a statement released on Monday November 14.

The GES described the act as “unfortunate”, adding that it is “against every educational and moral principle of our society.”

By Laud Nartey||Ghana


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