The Anglican priest at the center of the kissing that went wrong at the St Monica’s College of Education has finally admitted that the conduct was wrong.
Rev. Fr Baltharzzar Obeng Larbi said in appreciation of the extraordinary performance by the students he opted to show by kissing.
He has prayed for forgiveness from the Anglican Church which has already started investigations into the matter, the school which has relieved him of his clerical duties, the affected students and their families, and the public which has roundly condemned the act.
He said “The three students seen in the video performed extraordinarily well and were therefore called to be appreciated by the Chaplain. An attempt to add a human touch resulted in the scene in the video,”
“This unfortunate incident happened during a Church Service in appreciation of the Level 300 students, who would be going for their Macro Teaching (Off-Campus Teaching Practice) when College resumed the next academic year, by the College’s Chaplaincy Board. The three students seen in the video performed extraordinarily well and were therefore called to be appreciated by the Chaplain. An attempt to add a human touch resulted in the scene in the video”.
What ensued after was a wide condemnation of the act from the Anglican Church, other men of God and the general public. He was later relieved of his duties in the school while investigations into the matter were instituted.