3 teachers accused of assaulting female student

The injured on the girl’s knees.

The injured on the girl’s knees.

THREE teachers at the Sokode Senior High Technical School, near Ho, who allegedly subjected a female student to severe beatings, leaving her with swollen and lacerated knees, have been invited by the police to assist in investigations into the matter.

They are Messrs George Eworyi, assistant headmaster, academics, Samuel Kosipa, assistant headmaster, administration, and Ebenezer Hlomenu, a form master.

The teachers allegedly stormed the girl’s dormitory last Monday to look for students who did not turn up in the dining hall for supper.

It is compulsory for all students to go to the dining hall during meal hours, even if they are not hungry.

According to an eye witness account, the students locked themselves up in the dormitory, and the teachers knocked at the door repeatedly for about 30 minutes before one of the girls opened the door.

The teachers, who were armed with canes, unleashed their anger on the  girls numbering about eight.

However, the girl, who was hiding under the bed, suffered worst torture as the teachers caned her knees repeatedly and inflicted several cuts and lacerations on her.

The injured student, whose name is being withheld, was rushed to a nearby health facility, where she was treated and discharged.

However, she is yet to recover fully from the physical and emotionally torture, which had affected her mobility.

Some horrified students alerted the Ghanaian Times through a hidden cellular phone as the beatings were taking place.

The Volta Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Francis Ebenezer Doku, said that “this is a serious matter because we know that corporal punishment is not an acceptable correctional measure in schools.”

He said that statements would be taken from the suspects today (Monday).

Meanwhile, Madam Enyonam Afi Amafuga, Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has expressed disgust at the incident and gave the assurance that the service would collaborate with the police in the investigations.

When contacted, the headmaster of the school, Mr Samuel Ayisa, expressed displeasure about the incident.

According to him, a five-member committee was already probing the matter at the school.


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