• Love scandals have shaken educational establishments in recent years
• The most recent is of a priest of St. Monica who was filmed kissing students in church.
• In 2019, a sex scandal hit two professors at the University of Ghana
We cannot stress enough the importance of education in the development of a nation, hence the investments made by successive governments to make the school environment comfortable for all actors.
From pupils – with the provision of relevant learning materials – to teaching and non-teaching staff – in terms of service conditions – and even to parents; The government aims to improve the lot of the public education system, but also to provide an atmosphere conducive to the development of private operators.
For one reason or another, the school environment can become the center of attraction – for good and / or for bad reasons.
This week brought a bad aspect to events as it happened in the Ashanti region where an Anglican priest was dropped off kissing students.
But before the St Monica incident, there were love scandals in the past that rocked the education system. GhanaWeb examines three of these cases.
At the end of January 2021, a funeral was held for the principal of the Adumanu D / A base school in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa district of the central region, Robert Sepey.
The late Sepey rose to fame when a video of him having sex with one of his students went viral on social media a few years ago. The use of local kitchen stools in the act has earned him the nickname “Kitchen Stool Manager”.
He died in December 2020 and was buried on January 30, 2021 with several mourners seen carrying kitchen stools and demonstrating the sexual position for which the late former manager became famous.
BBC Sex For Grades – Profs Gyampo, Butakor
In 2019, the BBC released an undercover documentary that captured two University of Ghana professors, Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor, proposing journalists posing as students.
Even though the two professors denied any wrongdoing, the university temporarily suspended them and opened an investigation into their conduct.
In February 2020, the committee’s report recommended that Gyampo and Butakor be suspended for six months and four months respectively for their roles in the scandal. Suspensions without pay took effect as of January 1, 2020.
Father Baltharzzar Obeng Larbi, an Anglican priest at St. Monica’s College in the Ashanti region, made the news this week after a video of him kissing three students on a pulpit went viral.
Barely 24 hours later, he was relieved of his duties by the Anglican Church, a close source telling the GNA on condition of anonymity that everything was being done by the Church to unravel the real reasons for his action.
In a statement released at the end of last week, Obeng Larbi admitted his mistake and apologized saying he “seemed to have taken a number of things for granted”, before asking the general public for forgiveness and prayers. .
“I pray for everyone’s forgiveness and beg you to stand by me in your prayers during these difficult times. God bless us all, ”his statement concluded.