The Ghana Educational Service (GES) has sacked Robert Seppey who was the headmaster at Adumanu D/A Basic School in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District in the Ashanti Region.
Seppey was sacked after he was captured in a leaked video that went viral in January 2018, having sex with a 19-year old student.
Seppey was dismissed alongside nine other teachers after they were found to have engaged in various forms of sexual misconduct and stealing.
According to a statement by GES, Seppey’s actions breached “aspects of the Code of Professional Conduct of the Ghana Education Service.”
In January 2018, the video Seppey engaged in the sexual act with a female student went viral on social media.
The video drew lots of reactions as many creating a new craze out of it, known as the kitchen stool challenge.
It was reported that Sepey allegedly recorded the video himself, and went into hiding after the incident that generated public attention and dominated social media platforms as well as the traditional media.
Due to his action, Seppey was subsequently suspended in absentia as the headmaster of the school and several appeals by the GES for him to return proved futile until he returned later to face a committee that was investigating the matter.
However, the committee’s investigating the outcome didn’t favour Seppey as he has officially been sacked by the GES.
Per the committee’s report, the student completed junior high school (JHS) at Adumanu D/A Basic School where Seppey was the headmaster until his suspension.
The reports also stressed that the two were in a relationship and the sex was consensual and not rape as was earlier reported.
“The video was recorded at Adumanu in the head teacher’s room almost a year ago,” the report revealed, adding that, “Both of them agreed to record the video while they were having the sex so that they will watch later.”
The report indicates that, the video was on the student’s memory chip when her brother took her phone transfer songs.
The report said when Seppey was confronted, he confirmed that he is the one in the video and he apologized for the incident.
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