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GES interdicts Headmaster of pupils who drowned in River Oti

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has interdicted the Headteacher of the St Charles Lwanga R/C JHS in the Saboba District of the Northern Region, Jashain Emmanuel.

The Headteacher, who is currently on remand over the drowning of some 10 pupils of his school, was interdicted on Tuesday, 16 November 2021.

This is to allow investigations into the matter.

Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa who disclosed this to the media said: “It’s a violation of our code of conduct. You’re not supposed to do that so we’re going to apply the rules and regulations to ensure that the proper thing is done.”

“We’ve asked that he should be interdicted and then we investigate the matter,” he added.

A boat disaster in the Saboba District left ten JHS pupils, drowned in River Oti.

The Headteacher is alleged to have sent some 31 pupils of the school to harvest rice from his farm when the incident occurred.

The boat capsized.

Some 20 of them swam ashore.

Ten bodies have been retrieved so far.

The Police in Saboba arrested the 43-year-old teacher when he turned himself in.

The Headteacher was arraigned on Monday, 15 November 2021.

A boat disaster in the Saboba District left ten JHS pupils who were going to sit this year’s BECE, drowned in River Oti.

The boat capsized.

There were about 30 pupils on the boat returning from the headteacher’s rice farm when the accident happened.

Some 20 of them swam ashore.

Ten bodies have been retrieved so far.

Source: classfmonline.com

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