The Ministry of Education has revealed its intention to appoint a Dean of Discipline Affairs to be in charge of disciplinary issues in the Senior High Schools and public tertiary institutions across the country.
According to the ministry, the appointed official will be in charge of dealing with students’ misconduct and applying appropriate sanctions.
This has become very necessary as a result of current misconducts happening in the various senior high schools across the country.
“Recently, the Minister hinted of Dean of Disciplinary Affairs to augment the work. Just as we have institutions responsible for ensuring discipline, we still have persons who will go against the accepted cultural values and norms. So the Dean will work with the Guidance and Counselling unit to make sure there is discipline in our schools,” Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Kwesi Kwarteng told Citinews.
The announcement by the ministry is on the back of reports of some eight female students of Chiana SHS unleashing abusive words on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and others violent protests happening in the schools.