GES warns school heads against illegal money collection

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has warned school administrators against taking money from students without their permission.

This is in response to claims that some Senior High School and Senior High Technical School (SHS/SHTS) heads were allegedly taking money from final-year students without their permission for clearance.

As such the GES in a statement issued in Accra on Thursday noted that “management wishes to state that such act is illegal and therefore, cautions heads of schools to desist from it and refund any monies collected to the students with immediate effect. Any head of school found to have collected unauthorised monies from final year students before signing their clearance forms will be severely sanctioned.”

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However, the Service recommended school administrators to surcharge students who had damaged, misplaced, or taken property from the school before clearing them.

“By this letter, Regional Directors of Education are kindly requested to communicate this directive to all Heads of SHS/SHTS for strict compliance to ensure smooth administration of schools,” GES added.

See the letter below;

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