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Alleged Sexual Harassment In Kaneshie Senior High Technical School - 5 Teachers Accused

The Kaneshie Senior High and Technical School organized an open forum for the students amidst parents and teachers. At this forum, one of the female final year students alleged that some teachers were sexually harassing them. A committee of enquiry was set up to probe the issue.

Ten teachers were suspected and after students brought in their testimonies, five teachers were named including the SRC Patron who also serves on the school's disciplinary board. Some of the named teachers were accused of professing love to students, wanting to have sex with some of them and touching some parts of their bodies. Some of the teachers after investigation were caught to have in similar cases in their previous schools for which they were transferred.

Some teachers denied being intimate with the students but said they were just helping them out financially and also with their studies. The accused teachers were verbally warned to remain from being intimate with their students. The Executive Director for African Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare, said that transferring teachers who indulge in immoral acts is not a solution at all. Again he added that the said punishments are not punitive enough.

He admonished the GES Headquarters to intervene in the punishment that will be given to the said teachers and not to be transferred to different schools to continue there. He advised that the female students who came out to testify must be given some psychological needs and put measures in place to avoid stigmatization.

The PRO for Ablekuma Central GES Directorate, Mr Julius Ellis mentioned that the Ghana Education Service has different ways of dealing with such issues. Some of these are delayed salary, demotion in range, delayed promotion, and can even be terminated. He added that GES is also doing their investigations into the matter. 

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African Education Watch Kaneshie Kofi Asare SRC

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