9 headmasters interdicted, 2 fired for extorting cash over Free SHS

9 headmasters interdicted, 2 fired for extorting cash over Free SHS

- The GES has applied the sanctions after thorough investigations

- Some school heads have refused to subject themselves for GES investigations

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It is emerging that some two Senior High School headmasters have been fired from the posts after extorting monies from some beneficiaries of Free SHS policy.

9 headmasters interdicted, 2 fired for extorting cash over Free SHS

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Yen.com.gh can report that the Ghana Education Service has also ordered the interdiction of some nine other headmasters across the country following the roll out of Free SHS policy.

Reports say the headmaster of Pentecost SHS in Koforidua, Mr Wisdom Blazu and the Assistant headmaster of Daffour SHS, Rev S.P Eleworkor have both been fired instantly for charging some unapproved school fees.

The Director General of Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwaah announced at a press conference today.

According to Prof. Opoku Amankwaah the GES has applied the sanctions after a thorough investigations into an allegations of extortions against the 19 SHS headmasters.

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The headmasters interdicted by GES include:

Headmistress of Kwenyarko SHS Mrs Florence Pra

Ahantaman SHS headmistress Mrs Mercy Ocloo

Ekumfi Ameyaw SHS Techiman Julian Okon and his Assistants Jacob Barzon

and George Frimpong Kwarteng

Headmaster of Assiwa SHS Christian Attram

The headmaster of La Presbyterian SHS in Accra Samuel Salamat who refused to attend GES investigations into the allegations.

Head of Aggrey Memorial in the Central region Rev. Franklin K. Boadu has also been invited to Accra to explain why he has under declared but accuse GES of placing more students than his school can accommodate.

The GES maintains the headmaster has "no basis for complaint" after 450 students were placed in his school.

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The Ghana Education Service found out from records that at least 955 students were placed at Aggrey memorial in 2016.

The GES said there are about 1,000 vacancies at the school and yet Rev. Franklin Boadu kicked against 450 students sent to the Cape Coast School.

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