The fate of four teachers who allowed pupils to join last Wednesday’s ‘Won gbo’ demo hangs in the balance as the Ghana Education Service is “looking into the matter so the full disciplinary action would be carried out”.
Thus according to Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who said is on Accra based Radio Gold over the weekend.
The four head teachers are Ernestina Ofori Atta of Liberty Avenue 1&4 primary; Christiana Hanson Nortey, Mantse Tackie 1 primary; Lucy Kanyaguay Adego of the Ernest Brew Memorial Basic School and Robert Amankra, Liberty Avenue 3 primary.
Information reaching TV3nework.com also has it that the four have officially written a letter of apology copied to the District and regional heads of the Ghana Education Service pleading to be forgiven for the action.
The teachers “admitted guilt” and in their letter, describing their action as “unfortunate”. They however indicated that “the situation occurred when the pupils and students were on break. We promise that next time if there is any such demonstrators we will ensure that the children are kept in their classrooms.”
Last Wednesday, TV3network.com wrote a story about how pupils in the regular public basic school uniform took part in the demonstration organised by the main political opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) dubbed ‘Won gbo’ meaning ‘we’re dying’.
The reason for the demonstration by the opposition party was to protest governments poor handling of the crippling power crisis which has hit the nation for several months.
Some of the teachers where obviously elated to see the Flagbearer of the NPP, run over to hug him with the pupils dancing and jumping around, all struggling to shake the hands of Nana Akufo Addo.
This story went viral, catching the attention of the education authorities who have decided to take some action over the issue.
It is however unclear what the probable sanctions may be.