Ejisuman SHS teachers will be prosecuted if... - Minister

According to the Ministry, it will not tolerate any act of child abuse or sexual misconduct by the male teachers against female students.

According to him, the Ministry will not tolerate any act of sexual misconduct by the male teachers against female students.

He said "I want our people to know at Ejisuman SHS and indeed on all schools across the country that the Ministry of Education will not tolerate cases of sexual harassment and child abuse. These are, if it is true, criminal offences and we will liaise with law enforcement authorities to deal with them."


His comments come at the back of a seven-member committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against teachers of Ejisuman SHS.

According to the students when they appeared before the committee, some of the non-teaching staff were involved in the demand for sex from the students.

Some witnesses narrating their stories said the teachers engage in sexual acts with them.

"He took my hands and placed it on his trousers and I removed it. He told me I am not a kid and I know what message he is trying to send across, but I told him I did not understand him.


"At that time, we were in traffic [in town] so I told him I could not do what he wanted [stroking his manhood]. He said I should take his manhood into my mouth but I refused," one of the students said.

Another student disclosed to the committee how she resisted sexual intercourse with an accountant of the school.

She said "He asked me why I was refusing to have sex with him, and I told him I just couldn’t do it."

Meanwhile, some parents are calling for the transfer of teachers at the Ashanti Region school following reports that some of them constantly harass students for sex.


The deputy minister in an interview on Joy TV said the committee is yet to present the final report to the ministry.

"The report is not yet with us. It will get to us by close of day today. We take these allegations seriously. We believe it is unconscionable for students who have been sent to a place of learning and instruction to be maltreated by anybody.

"We are waiting anxiously and patiently for the report of the committee which I have been assured by the regional director that it will come to us this evening.

"Once we get the report we will deal with it swiftly," Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said.


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