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Why Teacher Kwadwo was sacked from GES

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Popular social media comedian and teacher from Akrofuom D/A Primary School, known widely as Teacher Kwadwo (Michael Owusu Afriyie), has been sacked from the Ghana Education Service (GES) based on a report from the Akrofuom District Disciplinary Committee on allegations of professional misconduct.


The report established that:

1. Mr. Michael Owusu Afriyie, the P4 teacher of Akrofuom D/A Primary schoo!
was absent from school without permission for a total of 55 days in the 2021 academic year.

2. He refused to prepare lesson plan as a professional
teacher and ignored directive of the District Director to prepare the lesson plan. He further refused to submit Lesson Notes for vetting by his Headteacher.

3. He exhibited the highest level of insubordination
towards the District Director and the School Improvement Support Officer (SISO) responsible for his school as well as the Headteacher of his school, and that he in some instances refused to respond to queries served him by both the Headteacher and the SISO. He further even refused to respond to a query issued to him by the District Director and in addition refused to appear before a panel set up by the District Director to investigate his conduct.

The Committee requested that Mr. Michael Owusu Afriyie be re-assigned but the management of GES declined and ordered a dismissal.

GES Council

Since termination of appointment requires the endorsement of the GES Council, which currently is not re-constituted, it is directed that Mr. Michael Owusu
Afriyie should stay away from the GES until a final decision by the GES Council, when re-constituted.


The aftermath

Management has accepted the recommendation of the Committee that Mr. Ayombil Timothy, the head teacher of the school should be re-assigned to a classroom to teach since it is established that he is incompetent to head a school.


Also, management is of the view that Mr. Yamoah Edward, the SISO in the circuit should also be re-assigned from his
current role as a SISO and be re-posted as a classroom teacher in another district.

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