Be considerate – constituent appeals to DC, thanks President for saving the 8 Chiana SHS girls

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A concerned citizen of the Chiana-Paga constituency in the Kasena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region has expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for intervening to reverse the dismissal of the 8 Chiana SHS girls who were sacked for insulting the President in a viral social media video.

Mr. Francis Atayure Abirigo aside from commending the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for tempering justice with mercy, has also appealed to the disciplinary committee (DC) to revoke the total sack conditions meted out to the 8 female students of Chiana Senior High School in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.

In a statement to the media on Saturday, January 14, 2023, he said President Nana Addo has acted like a father just as he did in the Meek Mill Jubilee House video issue.

“A father should only gag but not bite his own,” he said.

Mr Abirigo further appealed to the school’s disciplinary committee to act in the manner that the president has espoused and give them less punishment or not at all bearing in mind that they are first-timers and have shown remorse in a video that has also gone viral.

“Students’ attitude of ridicule will emerge among the student body of the school against these female students including the forever tag for indiscipline which is enough punishment for the 8 students,” he explained.

“You cannot ignore the fact that you have pardoned your own children at home many times, so therefore what the committee can do is to pardon these students to allow them to concentrate on their studies and the Ghana Education Service (GES) intensifying measures to encourage general discipline.

“I say this because the GES and the school authorities including the presidency cannot exonerate themselves from the indiscipline that is engulfing our education system.

“When we were in secondary school, one could not even insult a senior let alone the president, these are possibly the nemesis of the Free Senior High Secondary School system (FSHS)”.

The concerned Citizen who himself is a journalist and a development communications expert urged the media and all developmental stakeholders to take special interest in what the outcome of the committee’s action would be.

“You are all agents of development and cannot sit unconcerned at a time that girl child education is the talk of the day when 8 girls are being sacked or punished for expressing themselves in a democracy,” Mr Abirigo stated.

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