Opoku Ware Senior High School in the Ashanti region has suspended three students indefinitely for allegedly being homosexuals. The trio were members of the group that represented the school in the Vodafone icon inter schools music competition.
The three boys, were suspended after a disciplinary committee established, they were homosexuals, following a ‘caught-in-the-act’ report made against them by their colleagues.
But in an interview with Accra based Starr FM, one of the students said the school’s punishment is wrong. He opined that the allegations are false and unfortunate.
“I am deeply worried because these are adolescents who have a future and if as teachers or educationists, we are unable to help them to their aspirations and we look at…mere allegations from students and dismiss boys who have a bright future to live and tell some of the impact that some of us have had on them, then I am very worried,” a teacher who also spoke on anonymity told Starr News.
Under Ghanaian criminal law, same-sex sexual activity among males is illegal. It is uncertain whether same-sex sexual activity among females is illegal.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Ghana face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Male same-sex sexual acts are illegal in Ghana, although it is uncertain whether female same-sex sexual activity is legal.
Source: Jasper Gelli
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