Deputy Minister Rev. John Ntim Fordjour Takes Action on Adisadel College Bullying Incident

Deputy Minister Rev. John Ntim Fordjour Takes Action on Adisadel College Bullying Incident

Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Minister in charge of General Education, has issued a directive to Adisadel College’s management to submit the report of the bullying investigation team to the ministry today.

The investigation team, which was initially given a two-week timeline, now has a revised deadline.

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Additionally, the deputy minister has urged the school authority to promptly implement a psycho-support system for all final-year students preparing for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Following meetings between the school authority, parents of the victim, and the culprit, several outcomes were reached.

The ministry agreed to facilitate further medical examination for the victim to ensure there were no major health complications resulting from the incident.

As a result, the victim underwent a medical examination at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital accompanied by Rev. Fordjour.

The incident, which occurred on June 30, and its video that went viral on social media led to strong condemnation from the Ghana Education Service (GES), expressing deep concern about such violence in schools.

The GES promptly suspended the bully pending further investigation and tasked the Regional Director of Education to collaborate with the school authorities and law enforcement agencies to conduct a thorough investigation.

The incident garnered public outrage, demanding swift action. As a consequence, both the victim and the bully have been suspended from the school, and they will be allowed to write their WASSCE exams from home.

The student who recorded and circulated the video is also facing suspension and internal work sanctions.

Others who were present during the incident but failed to intervene or report it will also be subject to internal punishment.

The housemaster, Ekow Holman, has been relieved of his duties pending the investigation’s outcome. The GES is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students across the country.

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