Ejisuman SHS: victims of sex abuse want transfer

Some students of the Ejisuman Senior High School in the Ashanti Region who suffered alleged sexual abuse from their teachers want transfer to different schools.

The students say since they spoke to the media about their ordeal, they have been an object of mockery and victimization from their very abusers.

Speaking to Daniel Dadzie on Joy News mid-day bulleting, Ashanti Regional correspondent Erastus Asare Donkor reports that the authorities in the school have made life tough for the students.

“…one of them who spoke to me said, their house mistress could just walk into the dormitory and start hurling words at her and calling her names”, he said.

In addition to that, the students have to face the very teachers who allegedly abused them in class every day. This, they tell Erastus is not helping their situation.

“…we see them in class every day. They even call us names and also us as for examples during lessons. We are very sad and feel very distressed”, one of them said.

As the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination looms, the students are worried the foul treatments they are receiving from the school authorities will have adverse effects on their performance.

Speaking to Joy News, the students say they want the educational authorities to make arrangements for them to be transferred to other schools.

“…we want the authorities to make arrangements for us so we can go to different schools so we can concentrate to write the WASSCE” they told Erastus Donkor.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei also believes the children should be separated from the abusive teachers.

“…some action needs to be taken to make sure that these victims do not get in touch with these teachers on a daily basis. Believe me, these teachers are supporting each other and so preventing these victims from seeing them more often will also help.” she said

She made her contributions as host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Thursday to commemorate International Women’s Day.

Meanwhile, a disciplinary committee set up under orders of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to investigate the issue is expected to present its report to GES today [Friday].

As of the time this report is being filed, correspondent Erastus reports that, the report has still not been presented to the GES.

He adds that, the process so far has been geared toward defending the teachers instead of protecting the victims.

 

OSWALD K AZUMAH

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