Parents petition GES over alleged assault of Labone SHS Student  

Parents of a form three student of Labone Senior High School, Abraham Sambou, have formally petitioned the Ghana Education Service (GES) to investigate allegations of physical assault and unjust expulsion of their ward from the school’s boarding house.

According to the petition, the incident occurred on June 18, 2024 when a Senior Housemaster, Eric Agyemang, also known as ‘Power’, allegedly slapped Abraham, following accusations by the School Prefect, Blessing Nyamekye, that Sambou was using a mobile phone and refused to hand it over.

Despite denying the allegations, Abraham was reportedly detained in the Housemaster’s office until his guardians arrived in the afternoon.

The petition, authored by Abraham’s guardians, Raissa Ebu and Ebenezer Ebu, claim that the student was expelled from the boarding house without due process, a decision that has imposed a significant burden on the family, requiring Abraham to commute daily from Kasoa to Accra.

This situation, according to the petitioners, has disrupted Abraham’s education, especially as he prepares for his final exams.

The guardians expressed serious concern over the mistreatment of their ward and the school authorities’ handling of the situation.

The petition reveals that when they met with the school’s Headmistress, Mrs. Rejoice Acorlor, she supported Mr. Agyemang’s action and stated that she would have acted more harshly.

Mrs. Acorlor reportedly indicated that if the incident had occurred before the WASSCE registration, she would have prevented Sambou from registering for the exam.

The petitioners demand the following actions;

  1. A thorough investigation into the allegations against Sambou, the actions of Mr. Agyemang, and the response of the Headmistress.
  2. Revocation of Sambou’s indefinite dismissal from the boarding house and others.



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