Is The Dismissal Of The 8 SHS Students Who Insulted President Akufo-Addo Harsh Or A Good Punishment To Deter Others?

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Eight (8) students in Ghana have been dismissed after they insulted President Akufo-Addo.

These female students of the Chiana Senior High School in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region were captured using unprintable words against Nana Akufo-Addo in a video.

After the video went viral, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has taken an action.

The students were reportedly suspended last year.

In the latest update, the students have been dismissed.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) believe that the punishment will deter other students.

Joy FM reported that a parent of one of the students yesterday received a letter signed by the Acting Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah informing them of the dismissal of their wards with immediate effect.

Following this, the Country Director for the International Childcare Development Programme, Joyce Larnyoh stated that a suspension would have been a more fitting punishment.

“From where I’m coming from, there shouldn’t be any occasion where somebody is deprived of his or education because education is a public good and so, it should be available.

“However, I would like to say in very strong terms that whatever the children did went too far and some of these things happing because we the parents are used to saying such things and if we are not careful, that is where the children take it up”.

Do you think the dismissal of the students was harsh or a good one to deter others?

Students dismissed for insulting President Akufo-Addo


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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