At Benkum Senior High School (SHS) in the Eastern Region, some students have accused some teachers of having sex with them.
The camera-recorded sexual encounter between a student and one of the teachers has already leaked, causing tension in the usually calm school environment.
The scandal allegedly involved three teachers.
An investigation is being conducted after the incident was reported to the Akropong Police Command.
The Akuapem North District and Eastern Regional Education Office established a committee to investigate the matter, and one of the teachers involved—the English teacher—had their pay stopped.
When questioned, one of the professors who was allegedly engaged, Isaac Bannie, denied any involvement. He claimed that he was not a friend but rather the student’s family.
The scandal was confirmed by representatives of the Office of Education and the Police command.
The investigation is being carried out, according to Mr. Nyarkoh, the headmaster of the school.
Emmanuel Darkoh Mensah, the English instructor, is said to have apologized to the authorities for the scandal at this time. Now that the incident has occurred, he is worried about death threats.
I accept I’m a coward. Yes, cowardice made me do all that I did. Having my salary blocked in this very difficult economic situation we find ourselves in and the concomitant loss of my job put me in a state of insecurity and made me waspish which caused me to react in that way.
To me, I felt the girl has destroyed me so I wanted to pay her back but my retaliation has been extreme and even put the name, teachers and even students of the school into disrepute. I pray to God to obliterate every painful indelible memory my action has caused everyone involved in this mess.
Yes, I’ve allowed myself for a school girl to bring me down and now I accept every aspersion and slur anybody would cast on me, such is life.
This apology is not to please authorities to help me get my job back, no, because that’s highly impossible but to make everyone know how remorseful I feel about my utterly preposterous action.
I regret. I regret everything I’ve done, everything. Right now I feel useless, I feel like my life is not worth even a discarded kitchen pot. I’ve erred and therefore beg for forgiveness from the entire staff, especially the teachers involved. I’ve been infantile in my actions and dragged the name of the school into the gutters. The family of Adwoa (not real name) are threatening to kill me, which is, of course, the bitterest punishment because I think even incarceration isn’t enough for me, death is.
And to the headmaster, Mr Nyarkoh, I’m deeply sorry for causing all this mess. I’m sorry for allowing emotions to cloud my brain to act in this very silly way.
Finally, I want to reiterate that my action is outrageous, condemnable, untenable, unethical, nonsensical and unbecoming and deserves every reproach and reprimand.
Emmanuel Darkoh Mensah.