Free SHS feeding: CID set to investigate 53 schools cited for corruption in Ashanti region

Free SHS feeding: CID set to investigate 53 schools cited for corruption in Ashanti region

- The CID has started investigations into the alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme

- 53 schools have been identified by the Ashanti Regional GES directorate as culpable of the said allegations

- Some of these school identified are said to have exchanged the food meant for the students for cash

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has started investigations into the alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School Policy.

In all, 53 schools have been identified by the Ashanti Regional GES directorate as culpable of the said allegations leveled against them.

Some of these schools identified are said to have exchanged the food meant for the students for cash.

Free SHS feeding: CID set to investigate 53 schools cited for corruption in Ashanti region
Free SHS feeding: CID set to investigate 53 schools cited for corruption in Ashanti region
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“It will be appreciated if your office could cooperate and collaborate fully with the CID in carrying out the investigations,” ordered a letter signed by the Deputy Director General of the GES, Anthony Boateng, to the Ashanti Region Directorate.

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District directors of education have also been asked to release headmasters, headmistresses, assistant heads, domestic bursars, accountants, and storekeepers who would be invited for the investigations.

Still, on education, a video of a male student being whipped at the Saint Stephens Presby Senior High/Technical School has emerged online despite a ban on corporal punishment in schools by the Ghana Education Service (GES).

There's no clear information about the infraction that attracted authorities in the school to sanction flogging as punishment for the student.

In the video that has since gone viral online, a man alleged to be the housemaster could be seen striking the backside of the student with a cane, allegedly flogging him with 25 strokes.

The video that lasted less than 30 seconds shows other students standing by their belongings where the incident was happening as the housemaster landed the heavy strokes behind their colleague.

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Meanwhile, corporal punishment which was regulated in the past was banned in Ghana by the GES in 2019.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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