The mother of the Adisadel College assault victim has revealed that she learned about the incident four weeks later.
Her son was seen in a viral video being violently attacked by another student in a dormitory on June 30, 2023.
The video has sparked outrage across the country and raised concerns about the well-being of students in educational institutions.
Ms Margaret Annor Afari, speaking to journalists on Tuesday, July 25 said she was only informed of the attack on her son on Monday, July 24 after the video had been widely circulated.
However, she said she cannot muster the courage to watch the video due to how violently her son was handled.
“I don’t want to see the video. I have heard it being described but I have not seen it and I don’t want to see it. It was the elder brother who saw it yesterday and called the housemaster who later called me to explain the incident,” she said amidst tears.
She appealed to the school authorities to allow her son, who has been sent home, to stay in school to write the final exams.
Meanwhile, the victim has also confirmed that the incident was over a sim card.
“He had my sim card and I asked for it back but he refused and that is what started the fight,” he stated.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has strongly condemned the barbaric act perpetrated by the culprit.
The service also applauded the school authorities for taking swift action to suspend the culprit pending further investigation.
Also suspended is the housemaster in charge of the students.