Unapproved fees: GES interdicts 10 sch heads
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has instructed seven headteachers from Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Ashanti Region to step aside due to allegations of collecting unauthorized fees from new students. GES announced on December 8, 2023, that investigations into their conduct have been initiated.
The implicated individuals are Mrs. Selina Anane Afoakwa, Headmistress of Kumasi Girls SHS; Mr. Nataniel Asamoah, Headmaster of Asanteman SHS; Mr. Andrews Boateng, Headmaster of Kumasi Senior High Technical School; and Mr. Kwadwo Obeng-Appiah, Headmaster of Manso-Edubia SHS.
The others include Mr. Daniel Boamah Duku, Headmaster of Agric Nzema Community SHS; Ms. Gladys Sarfowah, Headmistress of Nkawie Senior High Technical School; and Mr. Ampong Ahmed Omar, Headmaster of Collins SHS.
According to GES, these headteachers are accused of imposing various unapproved fees, such as house dues, books, calculators, admission process fees, and charges for printing slips, files, and hymn books.
This development follows the interdictions of Mr. Afi Yaw Stephen, Headmaster of Berekum Senior High School, Mr. Joseph Jilinjeh Abudu, Headmaster of Odomaseman Senior High School, and the Headmistress of Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS), Patience Naki Mensah.
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