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GES sacks 7 SHS Headmasters in Ashanti Region for collecting unauthorized monies from candidates placed in their schools

Seven headteachers in Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the Ashanti Region have been asked to step aside for allegedly charging unauthorized fees from fresh students.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in separate statements dated December 8, 2023, noted that it has initiated investigations into the conduct of the headteachers.

The headteachers 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 rest are; Mr Daniel Boamah Duku, Headmaster of the 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 the GES, the headteachers were accused of charging students various unapproved fees, including payments of house dues, Books and Calculators.

Others were also accused of charging fees for the admission process, the printing of slips and files and Hymm books.

This development follows similar interdictions of headteachers in Greater Accra and Eastern regions for unauthorized sales of items to students.

This brings the total number of headteachers interdicted by the GES for charging unapproved fees to 11.

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