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4 Ejisuman SHS teachers sacked over sexual harassment

BY: Zadok K. Gyesi

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has terminated the appointment of four teachers of the Ejisuman Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, for sexually abusing some female students.

This followed the recommendations by the Ashanti Regional Education Directorate Disciplinary Committee which investigated allegations of sexual harassment against the four teachers.

The four teachers, Isaac Amponsah, Moses Asmah, Murphy Osei and Andrews Adu-Asare were said to have sexually harassed some female students.

Relatedly, four other teachers are to sign a bond to be of good behaviour.

They are also to be transferred from the school for misconducting themselves professionally.

Reasons 

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of GES, Ms Casandra Twum-Ampofoh in an interview said nine teachers in the school were interdicted in March this year following allegations of sexual harassment.


The GES set up a committee to investigate the issues, and out of the nine teachers, one of them, Emmanuel Amoku-Mensah was exonerated.

It was found out that one of the accused teachers, framed him up.

Ms Twum-Ampofoh said the committee found out that Isaac Amponsah asked a female student to grab his male organ and massage it till he discharged on two occasions.

The committee also found out that he had other immoral relations with some of the female students.

Similarly, Isaac Amponsah was also found to be using his power from management to collect school fees from the students to demand some “unfavourable offers from the students”

Moses Asmah

According to Ms Twum-Ampofoh, Moses Asmah was caught on video sexually harassing a female student.

“We also established that he had also harassed a lot of students in the school,” she said.

Murphy Osei & Andrews Adu-Asare

She said the last two culprits, Murphy Osei and Andrews Adu-Asare, were found to have taken some female students in their cars to a certain guest house to drink alcohol.

She said teachers are expected to exhibit high moral standards and mentor their students since the students have been put under their care by their parents and guardians.

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