President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has intervened in the case of the eight senior high school students of Chiana who have been dismissed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for insulting the President.
This was after the President’s attention was drawn to it.
Consequently, the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has directed the GES to consider an alternative disciplinary action instead of dismissal.
The spokesperson for the Education Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng disclosed the latest development in a press statement dated Friday, January 13, 2023.
The female students were dismissed for insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
They are students of the Chiana Senior High School in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region and were suspended last year prior to the dismissal which the Ghana Education Service says is to serve as a deterrent to other students.
They were seen in a widely circulated video using vulgar and unprintable words on the President.
They later apologised for their comments in another video which was circulated on social media.