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The Adisadel student who was seen in a viral video choking and abusing his colleague has been granted bail by the police after his arrest.
He was charged with causing harm and assault, but subsequently released to the school’s headmaster to be arraigned on Friday.
The student was captured choking his junior colleague in an altercation over a SIM card, and subsequently hitting his head against a metallic bed in the dormitory.
His colleague [the victim] who sustained an injury to his face is getting medical and psychological attention.
Strangely, the victim was also suspended after the video went viral for not reporting the incident, but has been recalled following the public uproar over his suspension.
A section of the public was of the view it was not fair for him to be punished after going through such an ordeal and rather needed psychological support.
In Cape Coast, the Deputy Education Minister, Rev Ntim Fordjour addressed the students on the incident, and advised them to behave well.
In a related development, Minority Spokesperson on Education, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has called on the Ghana Education Service to institute measures to end the menace of bullying in senior high schools.
Speaking to journalists in Parliament, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe argued that whilst corporal punishment has not been allowed, a new punishment regime must be instituted to deter students from bullying their colleagues.
“Appropriate action must be taken. One is that GES must review the code of conduct or review the form of punishment implemented in schools, asking the students to go and weed does not serve any purpose. Disciplinary action must be stiffer so that it can deter other students,” he said.
According to him, the heads of various schools are usually given limited authority to suspend or dismiss students, so he urged the GES to give the heads of schools more authority to do so.