The Ghana Education Service has threatened to punish heads of the various Senior High Schools if they should go on with their initial action to shut down second cycle schools for the 2016/2017 academic year due to government’s failure to pay subsidies.
The service says the fault is from the head of second cycle institutions who delay in submitting the data of their students to enable them to process the grants.
At a press conference today, the director-general of the GES, Mr Jacob Kor said that the heads of schools were partly to be blamed.
“The untimely release of the subsidies and grants is partly due to the lackadaisical attitude of the heads in terms of the submission of data” he stated “If heads have not submitted information that was requested for long ago, and others did so as late as July 14, how do they expect the accounts section to perform magic and just send out the money all of a sudden.”
He questioned why the heads were complaining about lack of funds when some sent in their school’s date at a late date
“If heads have not submitted information that was requested for long ago, and others did so as late as July 14, how do they expect the accounts section to perform magic and just send out of the money all of a sudden,” Mr Kor quizzed.
He warned the heads of the institution not to shut down the school because that power is not in their hands. He indicated that power only lies in the hands of the Educational Minister
“The authority to close down any public school is within the mandate of the Minister of Education,” he said.