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24.04.2009 Education

Students accuse headmaster of sexual harassment

By Daily Guide
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Some female students of Christ the King International Junior High School in Kumasi have accused Agyenim Boateng, headmaster of the school for sexually harassing them.

According to them, Mr. Boateng continuously harassed any beautiful and attractive girl in the school irrespective of age, size and class.

Mr. Boateng, the students alleged would employ any available means including intimidation to get phone numbers of pretty-looking girls in the schools.

“When he succeeds in getting your number, he will pester you with frequent calls, demanding that you meet him at a scheduled destination,” they told DAILY GUIDE in a chat.

They alleged those who responded to the calls and met him were taken to drinking bars for drinks after which they were sent to brothels.

Mr. Boateng, the students alleged, often lured good-looking girls in the school with money and sexually abused them in his office while school was in session.

They revealed that not too long ago, he was allegedly caught red- handed romancing a third year student (name withheld) in his office on a hot afternoon.

According to the students, when an alarm was raised, the girl was interrogated and stunningly disclosed that Mr. Boateng enticed her with GH¢20 to suck his manhood at the office.

They emphasised that any time they made attempts to go public, the proprietor of the school, Mr. Adu Gyamfi prevented them from doing that.

“The proprietor always shielded him to the point that any time we attempted to expose him, he will threaten to sack us from the school,” they alleged.

Mr. Boateng is currently in the grips of the law for conniving with Mr. Gyamfi to allegedly embezzle GH¢2,650, being the registration fees of 106 final year students of the school who were to sit for this year's Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Messrs Boateng and Gyamfi who were arrested on Saturday by the police at Tech, reportedly failed to pay the registration fee of GH¢25 paid by each of the students to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), thereby preventing them from taking part in the examination which started across the country on Monday which ends today.

They allegedly, collected GH¢15 as BECE registration fees and GH¢10 as mock examination fees.

When the duo appeared at Kumasi Circuit Two, the presiding judge, Eric Baah, remanded them to prison custody to reappear on Wednesday April 29, following the prosecutor's submission that the police needed ample time to complete its investigations.

Meanwhile, information reaching the paper indicates that the Mr. Gyamfi's family who live on the school compound is under siege, following threats by the disgruntled 106 students that they would avenge their misfortune on them.

Because of these threats, the daughter of the proprietor who is taking part in the ongoing examination, according to sources, has to be given police escort to and fro the examination centre to ensure that the eye-red students do not pounce on her.

The source said what has aggravated the anger of the students was the fact that the proprietor, knowing his irresponsibility, took her daughter to the Weweso Junior High School,a decision which made it possible for her to register for the exams.

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