Ejisuman SHS sexual harassment victims hauled before Disciplinary Committee

Ejisuman SHS

Victims of sexual harassment at Ejisuman SHS in the Ashanti Region have been hauled before the school’s disciplinary committee after they went public with their experiences.

The girls have been accused of speaking to the media and leaving campus without exeats, Erastus Asare Donkor, who revealed the girls’ stories, told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Monday.

Ejisuman SHS has been preparing a report after the investigative committee ordered by the Ghana Education Service heard lurid stories of at least 10 girls who say they have been sexually harassed by teachers and non-teaching staff.

A student said she was asked by her teacher to stroke his penis and insert it into her mouth.

The revelations appear to have stampeded the investigative committee whose report is expected to remain undisclosed to the public.

Taking action since the story broke last Thursday, Disciplinary Committee has moved to sit on the matter on Monday.

The committee is headed by the headmistress and include an assistant headmaster.

A series of decisions are expected to be taken within 24 hours, Erastus has revealed.

The punishment could include de-boardinisation, suspensions or dismissal for the vocal girls.

Already, the victims of sexual harassment face scorn on campus. A day after appearing before the investigative committee, one girl was slapped from behind by a teacher after she was found to be wearing unprescribed sandals, Erastus Asare Donkor reported.

Before the investigative committee began its work, the Nkusuohene called for protection for the girls who appear before it.

The school is midway through the second term with exams expected in April.

There are growing calls for the accused teachers to be dismissed from the Ghana Education Service.


Source: Myjoyonline