GES Threatens To Sack SHS Students Who Bully Freshers

GES Threatens To Sack SHS Students Who Bully Freshers

The Ghana Service has made known its intention of  sacking Senior High School (SHS) students who molest or bully fresh students (students now gaining admission to school).

The move is being administered by housemasters, mistresses and other school authorities who have been tasked by the GES to watch out for senior students who bully their colleague juniors.

Commenting on the new directive, the Director of the Secondary Education Division of the GES, Mr Michael Inkoom, argued the move was part of efforts to clamp down on the act of bullying which to him negatively affected the psychological make-up of student victims.

The act of bullying in schools which involves teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting, threatening to cause harm, spreading rumors about someone, hitting, kicking or even pinching has been recorded to be the main forms by which most, if not all senior colleagues treat their fellow junior colleagues. This practice is often seen practiced in boarding houses.

 

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