The Deputy Minister in charge of General Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, has directed management of Adisadel College to submit the report of the investigation on the assault case which happened in the school on June 30, 2023.
The directive is a revised timeline for the investigation team set up to probe the bullying issue which they are to submit a report in two weeks.
The deputy minister further tasked the school authority to immediately start a psycho-support system for all final-year students of the school as they prepare to sit the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Head of Public Relations of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo, speaking on the actions that have been taken so far after the case said there has been a meeting between the school authority and parents of the students.
Aside from that, the ministry noted that it has met with the culprit.
She added that as part of the outcome of the meeting, the ministry agreed to facilitate further medical examination of the victim to ensure that he did not develop any major health complication as a result of the incident.
Consequently, Ms Ampofo added that the victim was taken to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital after the meeting at the ministry in the company of Rev. Fordjour for the medical examination.
The meeting was to enable the ministry and its agency, the GES, to gain further insight into the incident which happened this year and whose video went viral on social media last Monday, July 24, 2023.
The disturbing video shows a student thought to be a senior, locking the neck of another student with his elbow and hitting his head against a metal bed, causing immediate swelling and a cut on the victim’s right cheek.
Since the video went viral, the perpetrator has been suspended, and the victim has been punished for failing to report the incident. The housemaster has also lost his post.
Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement commended the school’s authorities for taking swift action in suspending the culprit after the incident.