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Anglican Priest who kissed 3 students at St Monica’s College of Education relieved of his duties

In the amateur footage, the priest, Father Balthazar Obeng, is seen kissing three female students before a cheering congregation.

However, the third lady seemed unwilling but eventually gave in to the deed.

Tuesday’s decision comes amid calls from the public and civil society organisations for the Chaplain’s head.

The Anglican Church of Ghana has already expressed its dissatisfaction about the matter and has initiated internal investigations.

Anglican Priest who kissed 3 students at St Monica’s College of Education relieved of his duties


An August 17 statement indicated that “the said Priest will be dealt with in accordance with the norms and values of the Anglican Communion where morality is extremely revered in the Church.”

Anglican Priest who kissed 3 students at St Monica’s College of Education relieved of his duties
An education think tank, Africa Education Watch, has demanded that the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) investigates the matter and apply sanctions where necessary.

In the recent twist, JoyNews’ Ohemeng Tawiah reports that the school has withdrawn all duties assigned to the Priest.

Anglican Priest who kissed 3 students at St Monica’s College of Education relieved of his duties
St Monica’s College of Education
Essentially, Rev Father Obeng Larbi ceases to be the Chaplain and lawyer of the school until further notice.

This was revealed in a closed-door meeting with the students and subsequently confirmed by Acting Principal, Dr Okyere Korankye.

Anglican Priest who kissed 3 students at St Monica’s College of Education relieved of his duties
Acting Principal for St Monica’s College of Education, Dr Okyere Korankye
Dr Korankye further explained that the incident took place during Mass on Sunday, August 15, 2021.

He, however, added that affected students are being supported by the school’s counselling unit.

Meanwhile, Ohemeng Tawiah also reports a general mood resentment for the Chaplain’s act among residents of Mampong in the Ashanti Region.

myjoyonline.com

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