Two SHS tutors on rampage

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From Alfred Adams, Takoradi

Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, out-going Minister of Education (left), Mr. Vincent Kuagbenu, National Coordinator, National Service Secretariat (right)

TWO National Service personnel teaching at the Shama Senior High School (SHASS) in the Western Region, who physically assaulted some students of the school, resulting in some of them being hospitalised, have been disciplined by the school authorities.

The two Service Personnel, whose names were not immediately known, were found guilty of unprofessional misconduct.

Information gathered by The Chronicle indicates that before the last academic term break, the two National Service personnel subjected some of the students to physical abuse, for the reason that they were disturbing during prep hours.

The tutors, who were suspected to be drunk, picked canes and mercilessly whipped the students soon after their arrival from town, because they were disturbing during prep hours.

One of the students, Berlinda Arhin, sustained injuries in both eyes due to the canning, and was rushed to a private clinic for medical attention.

Information available to The Chronicle indicates that despite this development, the school authorities failed to inform the parents of the victims.

One of the parents, who went to the school to visit her daughter, and also give her food items, was told that her ward had ‘travelled’ with the consent of the school.

The school authorities then collected the food items on behalf of the student, when she was actually in the school.

Speaking in an interview with The Chronicle, the Headmistress of the School, Mrs. Regina Obiri, confirmed that the two service personnel abused some of the students, and that they had been made to pay the medical bills of the affected students.

The service personnel have also been asked to write an undertaking to be of good behaviour.

The decision was taken after the panel set up to investigate the case found the two tutors guilty.

The Headmistress, however, denied the allegation that the parents of the affected students were not informed.

According to her, their parents were informed of the incident, and were even part of the panel that looked into the conduct of the tutors.

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