GES Suspends Ghanasco Headmaster Over ‘Toilet Dormitory’


The Headmaster of the Ghana Senior High School (Ghanasco), Mahama Douglas and the Housemaster of the school, have been suspended indefinitely by the Ghana Education Service (GES).

The suspension of the two follows an allegation that toilet cubicles have been turned into dormitory for students in the school.

A viral video circulating on social media showed some students of the Ghana Senior High School in Tamale in the Northern region using toilet cubicles as dormitories.

A statement issued by the Head of Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Cassandra Twum Ampofo read, “The Headmaster and Senior housemaster have been directed to step aside to allow for further investigations into the matter by the Regional Director of Education and report back in two weeks.”

The Ghana Education Service (GES) however expressed shock that the school is facing capacity challenges adding that out of the 1,790 vacancies declared by the school, 1,467 students were enrolled.

“The school is expected to have excess capacity to even house extra 300 students. It is thus, unacceptable to have students sleep in such a place.”

The Ghana Education Service (GES) assured all stakeholders and the public that it will continue to ensure that the students entrusted in their care operate in a safe school environment.

Meanwhile, the Headmaster of Ghanasco, Mahama Douglas, in an interview with DAILY GUIDE said he was unaware of the situation and that he was assigned to the school recently.


FROM Eric Kombat, Tamale