Ghana dismisses eight students for ‘insulting’ Akufo-Addo


Authorities in Ghana have dismissed eight female students for making derogatory statements against President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The teenagers are second-year Chiana Senior High School students at Kassena-Nankana about 840km from the country’s capital, Accra.

A Ghana Education Service (GES) statement said the girls used vulgar and unprintable words on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a viral video late last year.

The students were initially on suspension pending investigations into the case.

The GES, in the dismissal letter, addressed to parents of the students, described their conduct as very undesirable, contrary to the acceptable standards of conduct generally required of any student in Ghana’s educational system.

It was signed by the GES’ Director General Dr Eric Nkansah.

In 2020 another teenager committed a similar blunder. He was seen hurling insults at the president, blaming him for a difficult paper he wrote in the ongoing WASSCE exam.

The video was met with criticism across the country.

But the final year student of Sekondi College later apologized.

The boy was seen in a video kneeling and remorsefully retracting his disparaging comments against the president. He continued to apologize to all Ghanaians for his misconduct.


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