The public is being advised by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ignore rumors that eleven headteachers who were suspended for collecting illegal fees from first-form pupils have been allowed to return to their positions.
On December 7, the headmistress of the Ghana Senior High School in Koforidua was placed under arrest for reportedly selling products to Form One students who were enrolled in the school without authorization.
For the same alleged offense, seven additional head teachers at senior high schools (SHSs) in the Ashanti Region were also placed under arrest. In different pronouncements dated December 8, 2023, the Ghana Education Service interdicted these seven.
The eleven senior high school (SHS) headteachers were suspended because they flagrantly disregarded the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) directions, according to Cassandra Twum Ampofo, head of the public relations unit.
The GES advised the public to ignore any claims purporting to indicate that the headteachers who had been placed under investigation had been reinstated on Sunday, December 17, via its Facebook page.
Below is GES’s Facebook post.
Investigations on the interdicted Heads of Senior High Schools are still ongoing.
Kindly disregard any false information of their reinstatement.
Management assures all stakeholders and the public that the outcome of the investigations will be made known to all when completed.