The 8 Chiana SHS students who were dismissedreturnedn to class.


Authorities at the Chiana Senior High School in the Upper East Region’s Kassena-Nankana West District have heeded the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) directive to reconsider the dismissal of eight female students from the school.

After being fired for insulting President Akufo-Addo, the students have been recalled to begin the semester with their classmates.

Chiana students’ dismissal elicited mixed reactions, with many calling on the GES to reverse the decision and others urging the president to forgive the students and intervene for their recall, which he eventually did.

According to the GES dismissal note, the eight students of Chiana were seen in a viral video insulting the president for poorly implementing the Free SHS policy, which resulted in them going hungry because food items had not been supplied to their school at the time of recording the “very undesirable and unacceptable” video.

They were discharged in January 2023 after serving a suspension sentence since November 15, 2022.

Calls for their recall were made, and the students expressed remorse and apologized to the president for their actions, to which he listened and intervened.

A parent of one of the girls confirmed over the phone that he had been summoned by school officials to bring his daughter back to continue her studies.

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