- The Ghana Education Service (GES) has interdicted the headmistress of West Africa Senior High School
- The GES has said in a statement that Dr Shine Ofori was collecting unauthorised money from students expecting to be benefiting from the Free SHS policy
- She has been directed to hand over the administration of the school to the regional education directorate while her case is determined by a disciplinary committee
PAY ATTENTION: Be the first to follow YEN.com.gh on Threads! Click here!
Headmistress of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) Dr Shine Agatha Ofori has been interdicted for taking unauthorised fees from students.
Her case, which has not been explained in detail in the statement announcing her interdiction, has been referred to the regional disciplinary committee.
The GES has on many occasions sanctioned heads of senior high schools who collect money from students because of the government's free SHS policy.
PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ click on “Recommended for you” and enjoy!
While school heads have complained about a lack of adequate funds to run their schools and so sometimes resort to collecting money surreptitiously.
Meanwhile, the government has maintained that the policy must remain completely free.
Benkum SHS headmaster asked to step aside over the claim he had sex with 15 students
YEN.com.gh reported in a previous story that the headmaster of Benkum SHS has landed in major trouble after he was cited by some teachers of the school for allegedly having sex with 15 female students.
Emmanuel Nyarko has since been asked to step aside by the GES to make way for investigations into the damaging allegation.
Gomoa Mampong witchcraft allegation: Sister of lady says she is mentally ill and had gone missing for days
The Ministry of Education has said the matter is of utmost interest and the outcome of the investigation would be monitored keenly.
Binduri SHS shuts down over lack of food
Also, Binduri SHS has been shut down due to the school's inability to deliver on its promise to serve them one hot meal a day.
According to a report by Daily Graphic, the majority of students have deserted school and the few on campus have been agitating.
The caterer at the school has stopped cooking for students because of non-payment of arrears owed to her by the government.
Free SHS programme will be reviewed
Before the announcement, the government had dismissed suggestions to review the Free SHS policy.
Other social policies that would be reviewed as part of the deal with the IMF include 1 Village 1 Dam, 1 District 1 Warehouse, and the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Project.
New feature: Сheck out news that is picked for YOU ➡️ click on “Recommended for you” and enjoy!