The suspension of the house master following the assault event at Adisadel College, as documented in a horrific viral video, is meaningless, Dr. Clement Apaak, Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee has posited.
The Builsa South MP stated that the action taken against the housemaster was unwarranted.
The disciplinary action against the house master was, in his opinion, unnecessary.
He also claimed that suspending the assault victim was a bad idea.
He said that the incident could.have happened without tye knowledge of the house master.
“I was shocked when I heard that the housemaster and the victim were suspended. The cause of action was not proper. How do you punish somebody who had already received this insane level of cruelty at the hands of a perpetrator? Because he didn’t report, I had an issue with that.
“I also had an issue with the decision to suspend the housemaster. I think that the decision to suspend the housemaster and the victim was improper. The incident might have happened on the blind side of the housemaster,” he said.
He added: “You could literally see the victim was almost passing out. You could think that the student who videoed or the witnesses would have tried to intervene or caution the student who was perpetrating this act of barbarism to stop. But invariably, he was being cheered on.
“The intent was obvious to cause harm, this could have led to a death or a murderous situation. Let no one make an excuse about the gravity and the consequences of what happened and, of course, it’s condemnable,” he asserted.
“The decision to bring back the victim and to investigate is in the right direction”.
Meanwhile, he also suggested to housemasters in the various second-cycle schools to set up spies to check students who engage in deviant behaviours.
“I will urge housemasters to recruit spies in every house to be your eyes and ears and in the dormitories,” the MP said.