Head of schools in Upper East Region monitored against unauthorized fees


In the Ashanti Region, seven headteachers from Senior High Schools (SHSs) have been instructed to step aside due to allegations of collecting unauthorized fees from incoming students.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) released statements on December 8, 2023, announcing the commencement of investigations into the conduct of these headteachers.

The implicated individuals are Mrs. Selina Anane Afoakwa, the Headmistress of Kumasi Girls SHS; Mr. Nataniel Asamoah, the Headmaster of Asanteman SHS; Mr. Andrews Boateng, the Headmaster of Kumasi Senior High Technical School; and Mr. Kwadwo Obeng-Appiah, the Headmaster of Manso-Edubia SHS. Other implicated individuals include Mr. Daniel Boamah Duku, the Headmaster of Agric Nzema Community SHS; Ms. Gladys Sarfowah, the Headmistress of Nkawie Senior High Technical School; and Mr. Ampong Ahmed Omar, the Headmaster of Collins SHS.

The GES has stated that these headteachers are facing accusations 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 previous interdictions of Mr. Afi Yaw Stephen, the Headmaster of Berekum Senior High School, Mr. Joseph Jilinjeh Abudu, the Headmaster of Odomaseman Senior High School, and the Headmistress of Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS), Patience Naki Mensah.

Unfortunately, there have been allegations of illegal activity within schools in the Upper East Region. It has been reported that a headmaster in this region is requiring parents to purchase school materials and items from the school, even if the parents have already bought some of these items for their children.

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Ngamegbulam C. S

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