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GES sacks ‘kitchen stool sex’ headmaster

Source:savannanews24.com:

The headmaster in the infamous kitchen stool sex tape has been sacked by the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Robert Sepey, formerly of Adumanu D/A Basic School in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District of the Central Region was among a list of five people who had their appointment terminated by the GES for sexual misconduct.

Mr. Robert Seppey, a basic school headteacher who was captured in a leaked video that went viral in January 2018, having sex with a 19-year old student.

In January 2018, the video of the headteacher engaged in the sexual act went viral on social media, with many creating a new craze out of it, known as the kitchen stool challenge.

Mr. Sepey allegedly recorded the video himself,  and went into hiding after the incident that generated public attention and dominated social media platforms as well as the traditional media.

He was subsequently suspended in absentia as the headmaster of Breman Adumanu D/A Basic School and several appeals by the GES for him to return proved futile until he returned later to face a committee that was investigating the matter.

In a release issued Thursday by the Head of Public of Relations of the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, “The decision was taken after they went through the due process at all levels from the school through the GES Council.”

The GES says it is hopeful the sanctions will serve as a deterrent to others who have an intention of breaching the professional code of conduct.

The Service has descended heavily on its staff over the last couple of years following reports that heads or teachers at either private or public schools have been engaging in one form of sexual act against their students.

Most of those matters have ended up in the courts but the GES says it takes these firm steps to sanitise the Service.

Below is a full list of persons which the press release indicates were removed from the GES for breaching its code professional conduct.

GES SANCTIONS STAFF 

The under listed persons have been sanctioned for breaching aspects of the Code of Professional Conduct of the Ghana Education Service.

A) SEXUAL/IMMORAL MISCONDUCT

The following have had their appointments terminated:

i. Mr Vincent Nii Armah 0too – St. Francis SHTS, Akim Oda

ii. Mr Kester Ansah Djan – Benkum SHS, Larteh — Akuapem

iii. Mr Adjetey Anum James – Okumaning Ugars Basic, Okumaning E/R

iv. Mr Bright Akpalu – Akwatia Presby SHS, Akwatia

v. Mr William Akompong – Nyankumasi SHS, Assin Nyankumasi

vi. Mr Robert Seppey, – Adumanu D/A Basic School, Asikuma Odoben Brakwa

B) CONVICTION OF STEALING

The following were convicted of stealing by the Court and has therefore been dismissed:

i. Madam Comfort Oduro Bruce – Ghana Secondary School, Koforidua

ii. Mr Alfred Kumah – Regional Education Office, Koforidua

iii. Mr Kwasi Agyeman SDA SHS, Koforidua

CONVICTION OF DEFILEMENT

i. Mr Wiayuga Mumuni United Basic School, Tumu, Upper West
He has been dismissed from the service.

The decision was taken after they went through the due process at all levels from the school through the GES Council. This is to serve as a deterrent to others who have the intention of doing similar things.

SIGNED
CASSANDRA TWUM AMPOFO
HEAD, PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

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