The family of Jachie Pramso Senior High School (JAPASS) student, who was allegedly assaulted by the school’s headmaster has called the attention Ghana Education Service (GES) to investigate the matter and let’s justice prevail.
The family said that their child is traumatized as they worry the situation may affect her output in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), 2021.
The 19-year-old final year student, Mary speaking in an interview on Akoma FM‘s morning show today Tuesday, 7th September 2021 said the headmaster whipped her with a cane to that point without telling her what she had done wrong.
According to her, “we were in class last week Thursday and our headmaster was about to punish my colleague for dressing inappropriately so I gave him my jacket to cover up his indecent dressing then the headmaster asked me to go to his office and wait for him, he later came to the office and beat me mercilessly”.
Many Ghanaians have described this as an unfortunate situation that wants immediate attention from the Ghana Education Service.
Meanwhile, the Headmaster of JAPAAS, Mr. Donkor, who has been accused of assaulting the student, is yet to give his version of the story.
Mary, a victim of corporal punishment, explained she feels sharp pains in her spine which makes sitting almost impossible, and will be hard for her to take a seat for the subsequent papers of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination.
The Ashanti Regional Coordinator for Girl Child Education of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Mrs. Hannah Amponsah, has also described the incident as unprofessional and entreated the victim, Mary, and her family to report it at the district education office for it to be reported at the regional level for appropriate measures to be taken as soon as possible.