The Chiana SHS Students Erred In The Act But Do Not Deserve Dismissal – William Boadi, EAI



The Chiana SHS Students Erred In The Act But Do Not Deserve Dismissal – William Boadi, EAI

EAI has skimmed the dismissal letter issued against the 8 Chiana SHS Students who insulted the gentleman of the land, H. E. Nana Akufo Addo.

These (8) female students of Chiana SHS in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region were captured in a video that went viral insulting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been dismissed by the Ghana Education Service (GES). This action was taken through extensive inquiries with the help of the committee set up by the GES.

The victims (students) were on suspension due to the act, and have been dismissed finally.

Delving into the dismissal letter critically what it means is that they have no other option to enroll in both public and private schools in this country.

Sincerely speaking, the degree of misconduct is high, and Educate Africa Institute (EAI) is not happy at all. How can such toddlers before the president spew these filthy words?

However, we are of the view that the Ghana Education Service could have spelled out proper punitive measures than the dismissal. The students are still good at something. So the state must not throw them away from school. This is the time to sit them down with the help of Guardian and council experts to work on them.

Nonetheless, there must be an alternative to give them a second chance for character training for they are national assets. Everyone could fall victim.

Even though, the reason for their dismissal has it that they have been dismissed for conduct that is “very undesirable, and contrary to the acceptable standards of the conduct generally required of any student in the educational system of Ghana.”

And some of the causes of such misconduct could be the influence of social media sites. How some citizens trespass including our parliamentarians, their misconduct in the august house. Emphatically, late last year, Hon. K. T. Hammond insulted Ghanaian youth for nothing. On our radio station and television shows, how they insult themselves as if they are enemies. The young people are emulating the actions of the aged.

In 2020, just after the first WASSCE paper, some students from different schools insulted the president as if he taught them in their classrooms. But dismissal is not the solution.

We think the rate of indiscipline is beyond our control and the Ghana Education Service must review the ban on corporal punishment in schools. Our way of life is different from the west.
Let’s improve the courtesy of boys’ and girls’ teachings. The NCCE must wake up and deliver.
Opinion leaders, parents, and all must get involved. Decision-making is not a one-man show.

Once again, we condemn it. And
it’s not too late.
Attitude is everything.


William Boadi
CEO of EAI, Educationist, Journalist, and motivational speaker.


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