The Ghana Education Service (GES) has come under severe bashing from the General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia for their move to suspend the headmaster of the Tempane Senior High School.
According to Mr Asiedu Nketia, the GES is kowtowing to the Akufo-Addo government and has ended up doing its bidding.
“I don’t blame the GES for that reaction. They are only under pressure from their boss Akufo-Addo to take that unnecessary action. What has the headmaster done to deserve such a punishment from GES,” he said.
Deputy National Organiser of the NDC, Joshua Hamidu Akamba, was seen in a video instigating some Senior High School students of the Tempane Senior High School to call out President Nana Akufo-Addo on his Free SHS policy which has caused congestion in most schools, resulting in discomfort among students.
Following the incident and the circulation of the said video on social media, the NDC Deputy Organiser has come under criticism over his action, which many believe is not right.
The headmaster of the Tempane Senior High School was subsequently suspended by GES for allowing Mr Akamba to turn “the school compound into a political campaign ground”.
But General Mosquito on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Monday said GES had allowed itself to be used by politicians for their political interests.
He said the NDC took such things as visiting a school to campaign for granted when they were in power and wondered why the NPP would take such a harsh action as punishing a headmaster.
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“It’s just a panic reaction from a government that is not sure about its future. They lack confidence in their system by showing that power is no longer in their hands and that power is now lying on the corridor,” he stated.