The Minority in Parliament has commended the Ghana Education Service (GES) for terminating the appointments of some teachers under its watch, who were found guilty of sexual misconduct among other offenses.
It said the move was a good enough punitive measure that could deter other teachers from taking advantage of their position to sexually exploit students.
Speaking to Citi News, the Minority spokesperson on Education and Member of Parliament for Akatsi North constituency, Peter Nortsu Kotoe said; “I pray that teachers will learn from this experience and they will make sure that others who are in that habit will put a stop to it. Having sexual knowledge of a child as low as 8 years and all those things is not good. It affects the life of the child forever. I commend the GES for that action and I pray that they will continue to do it without fear or favour so that all those involved will be well punished.”
Earlier this week, the service announced that it had sacked ten teachers for violating its disciplinary code.
Out of the ten, six were found guilty of sexual misconduct, four others were found guilty of stealing and another found guilty of defilement.
All the indicted GES staff were found guilty by an investigative committee set up by the Education Service and convicted by a court.