The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa has asked parents whose wards are found culpable of any of the riots in the various Senior High Schools to stop pleading on their behalves.
According to him, the Directors in the various Senior High Schools have been instructed with immediate effect to take action on all the incidents and forward the findings to the office of the Director-General.
“Directors have been directed to take actions on all such misconduct and submit reports to the Director-general immediately,” the statement read.
In a statement copied to Peacefmonline.com, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa indicated that all the students found guilty in the riot leading to the destruction of school property will be surcharged accordingly.
He added in the statement that what transpired in the various Senior High Schools leading to the destruction and a threat of life constitute criminal acts that should be reported to the police for investigation.
Describing the behavior displayed by the students as appalling, the Director-General of Ghana Education Service fumed that, “Ghana needs educated and disciplined citizens in its forward march to development and that no student is above the law”.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed school authorities to deboardenise any student established to have been involved in any of the protests and vandalism activities recorded in certain Senior High Schools.
This comes after several viral videos on social media platforms showed some students perpetrating acts of violence and vandalizing school properties over strict invigilation.