Toilet dormitories: GES shouldn’t have asked headmaster to step aside- Namoale

A former Member of Parliament for the La Dadekotopon constituency, Nii Amasah Namoale says the Ghana Education Service (GES) shouldn’t have interdicted the Headmaster of the  Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) in Tamale for allegedly using lavatory as dormitories for students.

A video that circulated on social media by some students suggested that toilet cubicles had been turned into dormitories at GHANASCO.

According to them, they were sometimes confronted by flies around the toilet while they ate.

The video that circulated looked disgusting, knowing that people’s children had to survive in such environment.

Following the development, the Ghana Education Service directed the Headmaster and the Senior Housemaster of the school to step aside for investigations into the matter.

It directed the Regional Director of Education to probe the matter and report in two weeks.

According to GES, out of the 1790 vacancies declared by the school, only 1467 students had enrolled, indicating that the school had excess capacity to even accommodate 300 more students.

The GES described the situation as unfortunate and disturbing, adding that it was unacceptable to have students sleep in such a palce.
Meanwhile, in a rebuttal video, the Headmaster of the School also debunked the allegations that toilet facilities had been turned into dormitories for some students.

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Speaking on Atinka TV’s current Affairs Programme, the Agenda with Nana Yaw Fianko, Nii Amasah Namoale said the GES should have allowed the Headmaster to stay while investigations continue.

He was of the belief that the Headmaster may not fully cooperate while he was away.

“It is bad and disgusting, but do not condemn the Headmaster until the investigation is finished. And then the GES is wrong in suspending him because he must be in office while investigations continue. This is not about corruption, you are doing investigations and you have moved him from there, how will you investigate him?,” he quizzed.

Ghana|| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori


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