A parent of a student from Bechem Presbyterian Senior High School (PRESEC) has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to investigate an incident where his son, a final-year Visual Arts student, was allegedly severely beaten by a teacher at the school. The student, Ebenezer Yeboah, is currently receiving treatment at the Bechem Government Hospital in the Tano South Municipality of the Ahafo Region.
According to reports, the teacher allegedly subjected Yeboah and five other students to severe beatings, leaving multiple bruises on Yeboah's face. The reason for the beating was reportedly the students' failure to pay “dining fees.” The incident occurred on the evening of January 30, 2024.
Mrs. Lawrinda Yeboah, the mother of the victim, received a distress call about her son's situation and appealed to the GES to promptly investigate the matter. The teacher's actions have raised concerns about corporal punishment and the treatment of students by teachers.
Mr. Yaw Frimpong, the Public Relations Officer of the Tano South Municipal Directorate of Education, confirmed that the headmaster of the school had officially informed the Directorate. A visit to the school by the GES is expected to shed more light on the incident, and the Directorate promised to investigate the matter to ensure justice prevails. Parents of the affected students have been urged to remain calm as investigations are carried out.