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General News of Monday, 10 February 2020


GES, MOE and NIB to design policies to clampdown illicit viral videos from students

Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu play videoDr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu

The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Inspectorate Board (NIB), Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu has revealed that the goal of the major stakeholders in education, is to design policies that will clampdown all unauthorized viral videos of students on social media.

Her statement is in response to the case of the seven female students in Ejisuman Senior High School expelled from the school’s boarding facility for posting a video that contained sexual innuendos on social media.

“I believe together with the GES, the various agencies of the ministry and also the owners of the various private schools, we have to come together to now design policies that are timely to take care of these new trends that we find in these learners communicating in various way on social media,” she said.

Senior High School students sharing illicit video contents on social media is gradually becoming a worrying trend in the country.

But according to Dr. Ampadu, government did not act swiftly to create policies to curb the fast-growing menace as it did not foresee it getting out of hand.

“We are in the internet age, where we have new problems that current policies didn’t foresee happening in a few years,” she clarified.

She however noted that, the National Inspectorate Board is working together with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) to properly define and develop such policies.

“I don’t think we have defined exactly what the policy is on that, but that’s something we are looking at; to get all the stakeholders involved to see how best we can help these learners appreciate that information age is good, it’s good to have access to gadgets but there are better ways we can use it other than the way they have been using it,” she concluded.

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