The Ghana Education Service (GES) is set to begin an investigation over the use of toilets as accommodation by students at the Ghana Senior High School in Tamale.
This was revealed in a press release by the GES dated 16th April, 2023.
This was in response to a viral video circulating on social media showing some students of the Ghana Senior High School in Tamale, sleeping in toilets cubicles.
The GES described the incidence as disturbing. According to the GES, there are adequate vacant accommodation spaces for students, hence the act unacceptable.
“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 GES announced that investigations will be underway and would be conducted by the Regional Director of Education with a report to be presented in two weeks.
“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.”
The GES management went on to assure stakeholders and the general public of their priority being the students’ safety and their well-being.
“Management wishes to assure all our stakeholders and the general public that it will continue to ensure that the students entrusted in our care operate in a safe school environment.”
Read the full statement below.