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02.03.2009 Education

Teachers at Dordoekope boycott classes over assault of a colleague


Teachers at Dordoekope in the South-Tongu District have begun an indefinite boycott of classes over the assault of a colleague by some youths in the community.

Mr Moses Osah Okine, the teacher was said to have been beaten by some youths in the town for declining their request to suspend a football training session on a school football park to allow them to play football there.

A source in the town told Ghana News Agency that two of the youths involved had been identified as Morkporkpor Dunyo and one Teye both former pupils of the school now second year students of Ada Technical Institute in the Dangme-East District.

The source said at about 1600 hours on Sunday February 22, this year Dunyo and a group of young men approached Mr Okine with their request but he directed them to use the Junior High School football park, instead to the displeasure of the youth who then started erecting their own goalposts there.

It said an argument ensued between Mr Okine and the youth during which Dunyo allegedly kicked Mr Okine in both legs sending him to the ground and he subsequently sat on him and punched him several times on the head and in the face with blows and stones, until he was saved by some people in the town.

Mr Okine told GNA that he attended Dangme-East District Hospital for treatment and having bodily pains and planned to return to the hospital for further treatment.

Ms Seline Kuto, South-Tongu District Director of Education when contacted said she had no knowledge of the incident but would send a team to the school to ascertain what happened.

A source at Tefle Police Station confirmed the incident and said investigations were being undertaken.