18-year-old student, Mary Gabriel Amoako has been allegedly beaten by the headmaster of Jachie Pramso Senior High School in Ghana for not wearing the school uniform beneath his sweater.
Mary is among the students writing the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, WASSCE in the school was allegedly flogged last Thursday, September 2, 2021.
Photos shared online show the welts on her back and shoulder due to the flogging.
Narrating the details, the girl’s grandfather, Mr. Ofosu, explained that the headmaster had seized the cardigan of one of the students because he was not wearing the school uniform beneath his sweater.
This left the student bare-chested so friends pleaded with Mary to release her cardigan to the boy until he was able to get a school uniform.
Upon seeing the boy with another cardigan, the headmaster reportedly got furious and asked whose cardigan he was wearing.
“As a result, he summoned all students present to further enquire about who helped the boy with the cardigan. Fearing they might be punished collectively, a boy pointed at Mary, following which the rest were freed,” the report stated.
The headteacher then asked Mary to hold on to a pillar and beat her back with a cane.
She said she has not been herself since the brutal beating.
Speaking to the host of Akoma FM‘s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma on Tuesday, September 7, Mary said she did not see any justification for the headmaster’s action.