The assistant headmaster of Nkwatia Presby Senior High School has been sacked for allegedly assaulting a female student, an official statement has said.

It comes after photographs and videos of the student’s heavily bruised face have been widely circulated on social media generating widespread outrage.

A statement issued by the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Monday (28 August) condemned the attack on the student, adding that the student is being provided with the necessary medical attention and counselling.

“The attention of management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has been drawn to disturbing picture of a student of Nkwatia Presby SHS assaulted by the assistant headmaster (academics) at the school.

“The GES unequivocally condemns the actions of the assistant headmaster who is supposed to ensure that students and teachers operate in a safe school envir

“Meanwhile, the assistant headmaster has been relieved of his duties and the student is receiving medical care and counselling,” the GES statement said.

Below is the full statement:

The Eastern regional director of education is liaising with the school authorities and the relevant law enforcement agency to investigate the matter,” the statement said.