Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen, has advised suspended Headmaster of Tempane Senior High School in the Upper East Region, Dominic Ndegu Amolale to seek redress in court if he feels aggrieved by the decision.
Mr. Amolale was suspended following a viral video in which an aspiring National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Akamba, was seen inciting some students against President Akufo-Addo and the NPP government over the challenges facing the implementation of the free SHS policy.
According to Obiri Boahen, it will be out of place for anyone to call for the immediate reinstatement of the embattled Headmaster after the Ghana Education Service had stated that the latter flouted the rules and regulations of the service.
“He didn’t do well. He has flouted the Ghana Education Service rules and regulation. Not those who say they want the reinstatement of the headmaster. They can go to court. The headmaster who has been suspended, it is a personal action, this is not an action is realm” he told Accra based Citi Fm.
He added that, persons calling for his [Headmaster] reinstatement are only doing so to score political points and that such things must not be entertained.
“So some individuals who want to advertise themselves that, every single day they want people to hear that they are Oga or something. The headmaster himself as an individual has been suspended; he can seek redress in court but not some group of people sitting somewhere calling immediate reinstatement of the headmaster” he added.
Meanwhile former president John Mahama has bemoaned the suspension of the headmaster, describing it as intolerant by the NPP government.
“Who went into schools more than somebody? We were in government and there was somebody he was always in the schools and playing politics and yet we never sacked any headmaster, we never sacked any teacher because you have gone into a school. Then one of our aspirants for a certain position goes to a school and the students show him how bedbugs have chewed them and had a discourse with them. Then you suspend the headmaster and you say he should handover and you are investigating him. Investigating him for what?” he said when addressing delegates and supporters of the main opposition National Democratic Congress at the Wa campus of the university for development studies (UDS).
By: Alex Semordzi