Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) has called on the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to investigate St Monica’s College of Education chaplain for misconduct and breaching Covid-19 protocols.
The Watch request follows a viral video sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh on social media which shows Rev. Balthazar Obeng of St Monica College of Education kissing three female students of the College during a church service.
The Anglican priest., Rev. Balthazar Obeng in the trending video invited and gave each girl student a kiss that lasts approximately 3 seconds on average, a situation that got the congregants screaming with excitement after the kiss.
In a post sighted by EducationWeb, the Executive Director of the Think Tank, Kofi Asare said GTEC has responded to their appeal to externally investigate the alleged ethical misconduct and breach of COVID-19 protocols by Reverend.
“The Ghana Tertiary Education Commission has acknowledged receipt of our petition to externally investigate the alleged ethical misconduct and breach of Covid protocols by Balthazar Obeng of St. Monica’s College of Education,”
According to EduWatch, a religious ritual leader’s duty is to supervise and encourage good moral conduct and compliance and not to be kissing students especially in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Anglican Church of Ghana reacting to the viral video has condemned the actions of the St. Monica’s College of Education chaplain saying it has commenced investigations into the conduct of the Anglican Priest.