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Gov’t urged to take firm action against bullying in schools

Mr Kwame Appiah Boateng, a United States of America-based Educationist, has called on the government to take firm and effective measures to end bullying in the country’s educational system.






He said the recent bullying to death of a student at the Konongo-Odumasi Senior high school should serve as a wake-up call to the government and the Ministry of Education to take drastic measures against all forms of violence and intimidation in schools.


Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, Mr Appiah, also known as Kwame Mayor, and an astute politician, appealed to the government to consider establishing campus police in the various educational institutions.


This would help check criminal activities in the various campuses and provide protection for school children and their teachers.


Mr Appiah, who is an old student of Konongo-Odumasi SHS said the incident had traumatized the students and staff and there was the need for effective measures to prevent its occurrence in any other school.


He called on parents to inculcate in their wards self-discipline and respect for authority.


Mr Appiah pointed out that school campuses should not serve as a threat to young people who wanted to receive education and enhance their intellectual capabilities.


Source: Ghana News Agency