Chief Apologises For Caning Teacher for Smoking Pot

Aggrieved teachers of Ejisu Besease School in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region have returned to the classrooms after staying out in solidarity with one of their colleagues who was allegedly flogged by the chief of the town.

Their decision to go back to the classroom follows an unqualified apology rendered by the Paramount Chief of Ejisu over the issue.

Teachers in the municipality unanimously decided to boycott classes on Monday June 27 to protest the physical abuse of their colleague by the local chief.

Francis Kattah was subjected to 25 lashes by the chief of the town in the presence of his son and some students for allegedly smoking Indian hemp in public. One of the teachers who participated in the protest, Alexander Amankwa-Adjei told Citi news they are still expecting the local chief to apologise.

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