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General News of Sunday, 25 November 2018

Source: Kasapa FM

Sexual misconduct: No sacked teacher can challenge dismissal in court – Lawyer Ampaw

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Law Lecturer, Dr. Maurice Ampaw has said none of the teachers who were sacked by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for sexual misconduct or immoral act with their students can fight their dismissal in court.

Six teachers have been dismissed over sexual and or immoral misconduct.

They are Mr. Vincent Nii Amah Otoo, St. Francis SHTS, Akim Oda, Mr. Lester Ansah Djan, Benkum SHS, Larteh – Akuapem, Mr. Adjetey Anum James, Okumaning Ugars Basic, Okumaning Eastern Region, Mr. Bright Akpalu, Akwatia Presbyterian JHS, Akwatia, Mr. William Akompong, Nyankumasi SHS, Assin Nyankumasi and Mr. Robert Seppey, Adumanu D/A Basic School, Asikuma Odoben Brakwa.

Lawyer Ampaw has dared the affected teachers who feel they’ve been hard done by the GES and their rights trampled upon to proceed to court to seek redress.

“Which of the teacher can dare go to court to challenge his dismissal, none of them can say he’s been treated unfairly administratively. No lawyer worth his salt who knows the law, respects him or herself and is disciplined will ever tolerate such nonsense suit. We say he who comes to equity must come with clean hands. If you are a teacher and you enjoy sex with your students and you are punished why do you go to court? Human rights does not countenance foolishness. If any of these sacked teachers should approach me to fight for them in court I’ll give that teacher a hefty slap. Unless the teacher tells me it’s no true that he misconducted himself sexually with a student,” the popular Lawyer told Akwasi Nsiah on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM.

He also urged the GES to publish the pictures of the indisciplined teachers at all educational institutions across the country to serve as a deterrent to other misguided teachers.

Three other persons were dismissed after being convicted of stealing by the court.

They are Madam Comfort Oduro Bruce, Ghana Secondary School, Koforidua, Mr. Alfred Kumah, Regional Education Office, Koforidua, and Mr. Kwasi Agyeman, SDA SHS, Koforidua.

One other person, Mr. Wayuga Mumuni, United Basic School, Tumu, Upper West Region, has also received his marching orders from the GES after being convicted of defilement.

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