UE/R: GES suspends Tempane SHS headmaster over Akamba’s video
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has suspended the headmaster of Tempane Senior High School in the Upper East region Dominic Ndegu Amolale.
It follows a viral video of an aspiring National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Joshua Akamba inciting some students of the school against President Akufo-Addo over the challenges facing the implementation of the free SHS policy.
Ndegu Amolale received his suspension letter Saturday morning with an instruction to handover the management of the school to Upper East Regional GES Director to allow for investigations into the incident.
Speaking to Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan on this incident leading to his suspension, Ndegu Amolale said: “The letter is not asking me to any do other thing but to step aside for investigations to be carried out.”
Addressing the content of the video, he said he did not know of the presence of Akamba in the school, saying: “The day these people came I was not even on campus. I was in discussion with my regional director on the challenges the school is facing following the implementation of the double track system.”
“So that day I wasn’t on campus.”
Nonetheless, he said, he took action immediately he knew about the incident last Thursday around 11 pm by making a complaint with the police for “unwarranted entry” into the school.
Meanwhile, former president John Mahama has denied claims he visited Senior High Schools in the Northern Region to incite the students against the government’s free SHS policy.
The denial followed allegations by the National Youth Organiser of the NPP Henry Nana Boakye that Mahama in the company of Akamba, was in some senior high schools in the region to incite the students against the free SHS policy.
The spokesperson for Mahama’s 2020 presidential bid, James Agyenim Boateng described the claims as spurious aimed at maligning the former President.
He said in a statement Saturday that: “Mr. Mahama did not (and has still not) entered any secondary school to interact with students in the Northern Region nor any other region during his campaign tours.”