The Ghana Education Service has directed the Headmaster and Housemaster of the Ghana Senior High School (Ghanaaco) in Tamale, Northern Region, to step aside.
This comes after a viral video suggested that a section of the students of the school have been sleeping in some toilet facilities turned into dormitories.
In a statement issued on Sunday, April 16, 2023, the GES indicated that the Headmaster and Housemaster have been temporarily suspended pending an investigation into the issue which is expected to last for two weeks.
According to the GES, the turning of toilet faculty into accommodation is unacceptable since the records available indicate that, out of the 1790 vacancies declared by the school, only 1467 students have enrolled. The school is expected to have excess capacity to even house extra 300 students. It
“The attention of the Management of Ghana Education Service has been drawn to a viral video being circulated on social media showing some students of Ghana Senior High School, Tamale, using toilet cubicles as dormitories.
“This is very disturbing and unfortunate
especially when records available to us indicate that, out of the 1790 vacancies declared by the school, only 1467 students have enrolled. The school is expected to have excess capacity to even house extra 300 students. It is thus, unacceptable to have students sleep in such a place.
“The Headmaster and the Senior Housemaster have been directed to step aside to allow for further investigations into the matter by the Regional Director of Education and report back in two weeks” parts of the statement read.