Ejusuman sex scandal: GNAT to petition GES Council over ‘unfair treatment’

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The General Secretary for the  Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), David Acheampong, says the association will write an official letter to GES council for clarification if the GES fail to provide an investigative report on the issue.

Some eight interdicted teachers of Ejusuman Girls SHS in the Ashanti Region have been found guilty of sexual misconduct after a special investigative committee set up by the Ghana Education Service (GES) established inappropriate sexual advances were made on the students.

A deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum,  Thursday ordered teachers at Ejusuman Girls Senior High School (SHS), who allegedly took inappropriate sexual advances on students, not be allowed to teach again until their cases are finally determined.

Speaking to Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, General Secretary for GNAT, David Acheampong, explained that the eight teachers were not subjected to a disciplinary hearing before being interdicted.

According to David Acheampong, the banned teachers have been interdicted without facing any disciplinary committee or whatsoever.

“I am not holding brief or trying to shield anyone, what we know is that there is due process for every situation. Per the information we gathered, the teachers were still teaching while investigations were ongoing which we all know will go a long way to influence the outcome of the decision. The next time we embark on a demonstration, it will not be an issue of salary, it will be an issue of total disregard of due process,” he added.

He stated that the association (GNAT) has requested for a copy of the report from the GES after which it will write a formal letter to the GES and ensure that the teachers are subjected to a  disciplinary committee hearing to enable them to defend themselves.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa