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24.07.2009 General News

Housemistress Sacked For Bad Conduct

By Daily Graphic
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The management of Victory Senior High School (SHS) in Kumasi has sacked the housemistress of the school, Ms Jennifer Quake, for allegedly aiding a female student of the school to sleep with a man in a hotel.

The school’s management has also reported the case to the police who have invited the housemistress for questioning.

The student aged 17, admitted before the disciplinary committee of the school that she had sex with the man in the hotel and that it was her housemistress who sent her to him.

The Headmaster of the school, Mr Kofi Kyei, told the Daily Graphic that the management took a serious view of the incident and had instituted stringent measures to ensure the safety of students.

“We reported the matter to the police because the girl involved is a juvenile”, he said.

Giving details of the incident, Mr Kyei said on June 21, this year, the housemistress aided the girl to scale the school wall and took her to a hotel to pass the night with a man, believed to be the brother of the housemistress.

He said the girl was found missing from school during a roll call in the morning of June 22, this year.

Mr Kyei stated that when the student was apprehended, she admitted sleeping with the man in the hotel and mentioned the housemistress as the one who sent her to him.

The woman, however, vehemently denied the allegation but management found the story to be true, especially when another female student also mentioned the housemistress as having sent her to have sex with the same man in the hotel.

Mr Kyei refuted reports in a section of the media that the housemistress “sold” over 30 schoolgirls to men.

“We only know of two, which we regret.That was why we have sacked the housemistress and reported her to the police”, he stated

Mr Kyei emphasised that the school believed in training students to grow up to become useful citizens and as such, management would not condone any form of indiscipline whether they came from students or any member of staff.

He said if the authorities had not been particular about the movement of the students, it would have been very difficult to establish that the girl had vanished from school.

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