The Ghana Education Service (GES) with immediate effect has interdicted, Mr Kenneth Agbomadze, the headmaster of Fijai Senior High School in the Western Region of Ghana over the alleged collection of illegal fees in the school.
GES in a statement shared with AcademicWeek said his interdiction pends further investigation into the extortion of fees. “He is to hand over administration of the school to the Western Regional Director of Education,” it said.
The investigative committee set up to probe the alleged collection of illegal fees by the immediate past headmaster of Fijai Senior High School according to GES management has been given two weeks to submit a report to them.
In a related development, GES has launched investigations into an alleged incident at the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) indicating the school’s toilet cubicles have been turned into dormitories to accommodate students.
In a press statement shared with AcademicWeek, the management of the Education Service said it has directed the headmaster and Senior housemaster of GHANASCO to step aside to allow further probe into the matter.
“Headmaster and the Senior Housemaster have been directed to step aside to allow for further investigations into the matter by the Regional Director of Education and report back in two weeks,” the Ghana Education Service (GES) said.
GES decision follows a viral video being circulated on various social media platforms showing some Free Senior High School (Free SHS) students of the Ghana Senior High School in Tamale using toilet cubicles as dormitories.
Describing the situation as unfortunate, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) said the school declared 1,790 vacancies during the 2022 academic year computerised school selection and placement process.
“Only 1,467 students have enrolled. The school is expected to have excess capacity to even house extra 300 students. It is thus unacceptable to have students sleep in such a place,” the Service in charge of Education said in the release.