Ghana Education News | Headmaster who flogged student suspended indefinitely.
The Headmaster, Mr. Francis Donkor, of the Jachie-Pramso Senior High School (SHS) who flogged the student has been suspended indefinitely by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
His alleged flogging of the 19-year-old female Arts Student, Mary Amoako went viral with pictures of the aftermath of his action.
As shown in a video that is making its rounds on social media, the student appears to have been severely battered with lacerations on her back.
At a recent interview with Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi, Mr. Prince Agyemang-Duah, District Director of Education for Bosomtwe District, said the Headmaster’s suspension began on September 7, 2018.
As he described it, Mr. Donkor had been given a formal letter to hand over until an investigation into his alleged actions could be conducted by the Regional Directorate of Education.
When the GES learned of the incident, Mr. Agyemang-Duah stated it was because she allegedly donated her jacket to a male classmate who was being punished by the Headmaster for not wearing the school uniform.
We are told that the Headmaster had asked the boy to remove his shirt and go half-naked to the dormitory and wear a uniform, however, Mary in solidarity with the student gave him a jacket to cover his body, which infuriated the Headmaster,”
The news that the Headmaster who flogged student has been suspended indefinitely was confirmed in a GNA publication sighted by Ghanaeducation.org.
Advice to educators.
Teachers and headteachers are advised to be patient and manage their emotions when students portray behaviours they deem unacceptable so as not to end up like this. Attempts to correct students or ensure discipline can go overboard if care is not taken. Several years of hard work, self-development and experiences of Mr Francis Donkor hung in the balance now.