GES Interdicts Jachie-Pramso SHS Headmaster For Caning Student
The Headmaster of Jachie-Pramso Senior High School in Ashanti Region, Francis Donkor has been interdicted by the Ghana Education Service effective September 7, 2021, for mercilessly caning a female student. He has also been directed to hand over the Administration and the Management of the school to the Ashanti Regional
Director of Education. The move, according to the GES is to allow for an extensive investigation into the matter. Mr Donkor gave Mary Amoako, a 19 year old final year student many lashes for also being disrespectful. The Headmaster was reportedly angry that Mary gave her jacket to a male student who had been instructed by the
Head to go to the dormitory bare-chested to wear the school’s uniform. According to Mary, she later gave her jacket to the said student to wear after the Headmaster had also left with the student’s unprescribed shirt. The headmaster, according to the girl, later then saw the boy wearing a jacket when he (the student) was on his way
to the dormitory to wear the school’s uniform. Incensed Headmaster then decided to teach Mary a lesson for the show of disrespect, by also beating her mercilessly leaving her with severe bruises on back. Confirming the interdiction, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Kwarteng, said Ashanti Regional
GES directorate has commenced investigation into the matter and will apply the needed sanction if need be. He reminded school authorities in pre-tertiary institutions that corporal punishment (lashing) remains outlawed and emphasized the need for school authorities not to fall foul of the GES rules.