Akyem Oda Primary School Teacher to face disciplinary committee for shaving students at school
Kafui David, a primary school teacher has found himself into trouble after going after several students with bushy hair at Akyem Oda. Kafui the primary 6 teachers thought he was doing the students well by making them look appropriate for class and school, never did he knew touching students hair with scissors and a blade will lead him into the police station and the education officer disciplinary committee. Kafui has been given bail although, but will still face the Akyem Oda Education Office disciplinary committee and explain to the panel the cause of his actions. If found guilty, he might not only be charged and fined but may be suspended for a while.
Teacher shaves students at school – Kafui’s Crime
Kafui David after completing teacher college of education was placed at Akyem Oda Catholic Primary school to serve his nation and it is with that school, he has been teaching for three years now. Kafui is not just a primary 6 class teacher but a teacher who devotes his time to training and shaping student’s life both at school and in the classroom. He has since been giving free classes to all students in the school on weekends on healthy living and dressing.
As an advocate of healthy lifestyle living, Kafui takes it upon himself to advise and instruct students to comb their hairs, barber their bushy hairs before reporting to school and dressing well in addition. It is with that habit the Akyem Oda Catholic Primary School has been seen throughout the town for been the school with neat and well-mannered students, but Kafui might have taken it for this time.
Kafui after their first lesson in classes this morning took upon himself as normal duties and went around with his shaving sticks, and scissors shaving students with bushy hair. His objective was to bring uniqueness among the students by making them behave decently, but it lead him into trouble. Kafui with his scissors entered primary four class and started shaving students with bushy hair.
A primary four student Ohenewaa was among the students who fell prey to the scissors of Kafui and was given her share of the shave but Ohenewaa’s father was angered by that. Mr Yamoah who makes sure his children are well kept didn’t see any reason why Kafui should have touched Ohenewaa’s hair with his scissors. This angered the man when Ohenewaa reported home at two in the afternoon, after school closing. Mr Yamoah failed to exercise patience and with his boiling anger, he bashed into the Akyem Oda Police station where he made his statement.
Together with two policemen, Mr Yamoah arrested Kafui David this afternoon when he was about to take his lunch in his apartment. Kafui since been arrested in the afternoon was given bail this evening, when the school headmaster together with Akyem Oda education officers pleaded with Mr Yamoah to take the case out of the police station, so they can settle it for him and apply the needed sanctions.
Mr Yamoah was given assurance that the education officers with the school authorities, will sit on the case and make sure every wrongdoing which is against the Ghana Education Service code of conduct for teachers is applied. Kafui has been given bail and will report back to the police station tomorrow morning.
Punishment and further issues as Teacher shaves students at school
Though Kafui has been given bail alright, he will be facing the Akyem Oda District Education Office Disciplinary Committee on Monday morning, to explain and justify why he used scissors and blade sticks to shave students while class was ongoing. Mr Yamoah and his daughter Ohenewaa Yamoah will all be available at the hearing which will decide the fate of Kafui. If found guilty, compensation will be given to the student and an official apology will be given to Mr Yamoah. Kafui will also be suspended for at least three weeks if the committee finds him guilty of the crime.
The crime he will be facing is abusing the child in school by touching her hair, disgracing her to the school and distracting her from studies. The second count is leaving his duties as a teacher and doing the works of a barber. Teachers are supposed to teach and that is their mandatory duties not to barber students. They are allowed to teach the students the way they should behave, grow and communicate not doing for the students. They teach children morals and academics, and Kafui could have thought his students that, having bushy hair brings your decency down. And by so doing, he could have recommended the students to go see a barber and have their hairs shaved not shaving it for them, but recommending it to them as a teacher.
The Ghana Education Service code of conducts for teachers makes it strict for teachers to teach their students the right things and subjects, not doing those things for them. Whether Kafui will be found guilty or not, will all depend on the committee findings on Monday morning.