The Minority in Parliament has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to pardon the students dismissed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for insulting him.
The Minority, in a statement, said in as much as it condemns the conduct of the eight affected students, the decision by the GES to dismiss them is ‘harsh’ and ‘retrogressive’.
The Minority described the act by the students as despicable but appealed to the President to intervene to offer the students a second chance.
It was their view that denying children access to education in this dispensation is an ‘absolute drawback’, hence their appeal.
“We are also by this statement, urging the GES to proffer an alternative but corrective punishment to the eight students.
This we believe would be in the best interest of our collective goal to ensuring that every Ghanaian child has access to formal education.
In conclusion, the Minority wishes to appeal to His Excellency the President, to use his good offices to pardon these students as he did in 2020 when a group of some students misconducted themselves towards him”, portions of the statement read.