Child Rights Int. Demands Criminal Investigations Into Teacher’s Brutality of Student

The student was beaten by two teachers for leaving school without permission.Campaign group, Child Rights International is demanding criminal investigations into alleged brutality meted out to a final year Senior High Student by teachers.

The student of the Akuse Methodist Senior High School (SHS) was hospitalised after sustaining serious body injuries from severe beatings by two teachers.

The teachers had meted out the punishment because the student left the school premises without permission.

A formal report has been filed with the Manya Krobo District Assembly. However the Executive Director of Child Rights International, Bright Appiah says the police must take over the case.

The issue, he said, must move beyond the Ghana Education Service (GES) since it has criminal implications.

‘Criminal investigations must go on because an offence has been committed against the child irrespective of what the child has done’

But the Education Ministry also insists the GES must rather be left to handle the case.

Source: Joy News

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