General News of Friday, 23 November 2018
The Ghana Education Service has sacked 10 teachers for various offenses including stealing and sexual misconduct in their respective schools.
Six of the teachers were found guilty of sexual misconduct, while four others were found guilty of stealing and one other, found guilty of defilement by an investigative committee set up by the Education Service and convicted by a court.
A statement copied to citinewsroom.com confirming the disciplinary measures against staff showed that the teachers were serving in various parts of the country at both secondary and tertiary levels.
GES SANCTIONS STAFF
The under listed persons have been sanctioned for breaching aspects of the Code of Professional Conduct of the Ghana Education Service.
A) SEXUAL/IMMORAL MISCONDUCT
The following have had their appointments terminated:
i. Mr Vincent Nii Armah 0too – St. Francis SHTS, Akim Oda
ii. Mr Kester Ansah Djan – Benkum SHS, Larteh — Akuapem
iii. Mr Adjetey Anum James – Okumaning Ugars Basic, Okumaning E/R
iv. Mr Bright Akpalu – Akwatia Presby SHS, Akwatia
v. Mr William Akompong – Nyankumasi SHS, Assin Nyankumasi
vi. Mr Robert Seppey, – Adumanu D/A Basic School, Asikuma Odoben Brakwa
B) CONVICTION OF STEALING
The following were convicted of stealing by the Court and has therefore been dismissed:
i. Madam Comfort Oduro Bruce – Ghana Secondary School, Koforidua
ii. Mr Alfred Kumah – Regional Education Office, Koforidua
iii. Mr Kwasi Agyeman SDA SHS, Koforidua
CONVICTION OF DEFILEMENT
i. Mr Wiayuga Mumuni United Basic School, Tumu, Upper West
He has been dismissed from the service.
The decision was taken after they went through the due process at all levels from the school through the GES Council. This is to serve as a deterrent to others who have the intention of doing similar things.
CASSANDRA TWUM AMPOFO
HEAD, PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
GES cracks down on sexual misconduct
Recently, the Ashanti Regional directorate of the Ghana Education Service suspended the Assistant Headmaster of Kumasi High School, George Amponsah-Duodo, over allegations that he has sodomized some students of the boys school.
Four students had levelled allegations against the the school head.
The GES is still investigating the matter.