The Ghana Education Service (GES) requested a reconsideration of the decision to expel eight female students from the Chiana Senior High School in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, and school officials obliged.
The students, who were dismissed for defaming president Akufo-Addo, have been called back to class to begin the semester with their friends.
Mixed reactions followed the students’ dismissal, with some urging the GES to reconsider and others pleading with he president to pardon the students and step in to secure their recall, which he eventually did.
According to the “very undesirable and unacceptable” dismissal note from the GES, the eight students were seen in a viral video insulting the president for poorly implementing the Free SHS policy, which led to them going without food because food items had not been supplied to their school at the time of recording the video.
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While on suspension since November 15, 2022, they were immediately fired in January 2023.
Calls for their recall were made, and when the students apologised to the president for their behaviour and expressed regret, he listened and stepped in.
One of the girls’ parents acknowledged over the phone that he had received a call from the school asking him to bring his daughter back so she could finish her studies.
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