THE GHANAIAN TIMES: condemns despicable acts of defilement against young female children between the ages of eight and ten. It describes the alleged defilement of an 11-year old pupil of Cape Three Point’s Basic School by the head teacher as horrible, adding that many of these disgraceful acts are sometimes carried out by teachers who are expected to know better and even help in the protection of the girl-child but right from primary to second-cycle institutions, these outrageous incidents are allowed to take place with no serious actions taken against the perpetrators. The paper charges Ghanaians to stand up against such wicked acts and take measures to eliminate their occurrences in society. It also calls on the police to be swift in investigating matters of this kind so that the culprits can be brought to book according to law to serve as deterrent to others.
The Daily Graphic adds its voice to the advice by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu to lecturers and university authorities to engage students in decision making. The paper reminds all that both children and young people have the right to be heard as adults do. It noted that shared decision making leads to improved outcomes and collectively owned results. The paper entreats the lecturers of the universities to treat students with respect. It also enjoins students to use internal mechanisms to address their grievances. It says as a society, there is the need to take decisions that are acceptable to all to forestall nasty reactions from those who feel isolated.