Professor Ransford Edward Van Gyampo of the Political Science department of the University of Ghana is calling for the Headmaster of Adisadel College (ADISCO) to be sacked with immediate effect.
His call comes after a student of the school chocked his colleague and smashed his face on a metal bunk bed where it got swollen. Even though some other students were present at the time where one recorded the incident, none reported the matter to the authorities until the video got leaked.
The victim who suffered the dastard act had told authorities that he slipped and fell on his face against an object when he was questioned about his swollen face. The Housemaster in charge of the dormitory where the incident happened had subsequently been suspended pending investigations into the matter, whilst the Attorney General has also taken the matter up.
But according to Prof. Gyampo, the continuous stay of the Headmaster at post would be an act of selective justice considering how the Headmistress of the West African Secondary School (WASS) was interdicted for an act he considers less offensive compared to what happened at the Adisadel College.
Prof. Gyampo says the bus stops at the Headmaster and that he should be sacked rather than the Housemaster, if the WASS incident is anything to go by.
He tells Alfred Ocansey on TV3’s The Key Points Saturday, July 29, 2023, that, if the WASS headmistress was interdicted for accepting support from parents willingly, then the ADISCO Headmaster is not fit to be in office.
“The headmaster who sits in Adisadel College to allow this to happen is not fit to be in that school, he must not have a job. And I am saying this loud for the Director General of the GES to listen to me that if parents will come together to assist a school and if that will attract an interdiction of a headmaster then a headmaster who sits in a school to allow this to happen must not have a job. Because if you don’t act, gradually you’ll be playing on the emotional keyboards of other parents, we would all be aggressively on the defensive,” he indicated.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) interdicted Dr Shine Agatha Ofori, Headmistress of the West Africa Senior High School for the unauthorised collection of money from students.
Her interdiction was contained in a release signed and issued by the Head of Public Relations Unit of the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, in Accra on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
She was asked to hand over the administration of the school to the Regional Director of Education pending the final determination of the case by the Regional Disciplinary Committee.
“Management of GES has interdicted Dr. Mrs. Shine Agatha Ofori, Headmistress of West Africa SHS, for unauthorised collection of money from students. She is to hand over the administration of the school to the Regional Director of Education pending final determination of the case by the Regional Disciplinary Committee,” GES added in the press release.
Meanwhile, Prof. Gyampo says the WASS Headmistress only accepted support from parents who decided on their own to provide furniture for the students contrary to the report by the GES which says the woman extorted monies from the students.