The Ghana Education Service (GES) has issued a strong condemnation of the assault that occurred on a student of Adisadel College by another student.
A distressing video circulating on social media shows one student restraining the victim’s arms and forcefully hitting his face against a metal bed, causing severe bleeding below the victim’s right eye.
In response to this appalling incident, the GES released a statement signed by its Head of Public Relations, Cassandra Twum Ampofo. The statement characterizes the act as a “barbaric act of violence” and emphasizes that the GES is fully committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all students across the country.
The GES has expressed its commitment to take appropriate action in response to this incident, and the public is keenly awaiting further updates on the matter.
Kindly check is GES’ full statement below
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE[Date]
VIRAL VIDEO OF VIOLENCE INVOLVING STUDENTS OF ADISADEL COLLEGE
The Ghana Education Service (GES) Management has been made aware of a distressing video circulating on social media, depicting an incident of assault between two students of Adisadel College.
The GES expresses deep concern and vehemently condemns this barbaric act of violence within our educational institutions. We believe in fostering a safe and conducive learning environment for all students, where physical and emotional well-being are prioritized.
We commend the school authorities for their prompt action in suspending the perpetrator pending further investigation. Such measures underscore the seriousness with which the school is addressing this issue.
In response to this incident, GES Management has instructed the Regional Director of Education to collaborate with the school authorities and the relevant law enforcement agency to conduct a thorough investigation. We are committed to ensuring that appropriate and necessary actions are taken to address the situation and prevent similar occurrences in the future.
We encourage the public to be vigilant and report any such incidents promptly, ensuring that our educational institutions remain havens of learning, respect, and safety.
The GES remains steadfast in its pursuit of upholding transparency, accountability, and the well-being of all students across the country.
Cassandra Twum Ampofo Head of Public Relations, Ghana Education Service (GES)