Troubling reports have emerged from St. Paul’s Anglican Basic School, where students were allegedly compelled to take an oath to a water deity in response to the alleged theft of a teacher’s phone.
This incident has triggered concern and outrage within the local community and among parents.
According to a parent who spoke with UTV, the teacher in question instructed the students to take an oath using an egg, invoking the water deity to bring retribution upon the person responsible for the phone’s disappearance.
The incident came to light when parents were informed about what had transpired.
The parent expressed her astonishment, saying, “On Monday, when the children returned home from school, they couldn’t sleep because one of their male teachers had asked them to place a curse on themselves in school.
They explained that the male teacher mentioned losing his phone on Friday, so he instructed the students to use an egg to cast a curse based on the deity they believed in. I was perplexed because the school is a mission school, and they adhere to the teachings of the Bible.”
Upon learning of the situation, the concerned parent visited the school to seek clarification. The school’s head claimed to have no knowledge of the incident, while the teacher involved admitted to instructing the students to take such action. He clarified that he had done so with the intention of frightening the students after losing his phone.
— UTV Ghana (@utvghana) September 6, 2023