Ghana bans politics in schools but order challenged
Ahead of December’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Ghana’s authorities have banned political activities on school campuses and threatened to sack teachers and school administrators who violate this order.
“We deem it fit to put out this notice…to remind them that they are expected to shy away from active political activities,” a statement from Ghana Education Service said.
The Ghana Education Service has warned that employees of the country’s education system interested in engaging in politics, especially teachers and headmasters, must resign or risk being sacked.
This move comes in the wake of a directive from the various universities in Ghana banning political parties on campuses.
But this has been strongly resisted by the leadership of the country’s Inter-Party Youth Committee, who are demanding the immediate lifting of the ban.
WADR’s Accra correspondent Kofi Agyepong reports.
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