The Ghana Education Service (GES) has condemned the alleged assault of a student by the Assistant Headmaster (Academics) of the Nkwatia Presby Senior High School.
The incident, which was captured on video and has since gone viral on social media, showed the Assistant Headmaster slapping and beating the student, who is believed to be a second-year student.
A press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, stated that the Assistant Headmaster had been relieved of his duties and that the student was receiving medical care and counselling.
The GES also said that the Eastern Regional Director of Education was liaising with the school authorities and the relevant law enforcement agency to investigate the matter.
The Ghana Education Service assured the general public that it was committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for all students.
Priscilla Osei-Wusu Nimako, ISD