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GES interdicts Benkum SHS headteacher for alleged sexual abuse of 15 girls



GES interdicts Benkum SHS headteacher for alleged sexual abuse of 15 girls

In response to the allegations of sexual abuse of 15 female students at Benkum Senior High School, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has requested the headteacher, Emmanuel Nyarko, to step aside to facilitate a thorough investigation into the matter.

The alleged sexual abuse by the headteacher came to light when he reportedly attempted to transfer some teachers who were also implicated in similar acts. The resisting teachers then exposed the activities of the headteacher.

As a result, the GES has asked Mr. Nyarko to temporarily step down from his position to allow for the investigations to proceed.

During an interview on Newsnight on JoyFM, Mr. Yaw Opoku Mensah, Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, emphasized that the GES is closely monitoring the situation and taking decisive action to address the issue.

He stated, “We are keeping a close eye on the development, this is actually within the domain of the management of the Ghana Education Service.”

The GES is determined to ensure that its rules and regulations are strictly adhered to, which influenced the decision to ask the headteacher to step aside for investigations.

While the exact timeline of the alleged sexual harassment is not yet clear, the Education Service is committed to eradicating such misconduct from schools.

Mr. Opoku further explained that a committee at the GES headquarters will handle the investigation, and the resulting report and recommendations will be shared with the GES management.

Source; MyJoyOnline

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