La PRESEC head interdicted over illegal fees after ‘swerving’ GES

GES Director General, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

The headmaster of La Presbyterian School, Samuel Salamat, who notably said first-year students had to pay GH¢80 for desks or risk standing in class during teaching, has also been interdicted by the Ghana Education Service. He was among the head teachers summoned by the GES for allegedly charging illegal fees under the Free SHS policy. Mr. Salamat, however, refused to attend the invitation to meet ...

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Two head teachers sacked, others interdicted for charging illegal fees


The Ghana Education Service (GES), has relieved two head teachers of their post and interdicted six others, pending investigations, for allegedly charging illegal fees under the free SHS policy. 19 teachers had been invited for questioning by the GES on Thursday to respond to allegations that they were requesting parents and guardians to pay fees already absorbed by the government ...

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Free SHS: Gov’t open to engaging with private schools

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

As the free senior high school education policy takes effect, the government may not be able to assuage the fears of private senior high schools in the short-term, but it is open to formal proposals on how it can collaborate with schools in the private sector, going forward. Speaking to Citi News, a Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the government ...

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GES Council summons SHS heads over allegations of charging fees

Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, acting GES Director

The Ghana Education Service (GES) Council has summoned some headmasters of senior high schools (SHS) to Accra to respond to allegations that they are requesting parents and guardians to pay fees already absorbed by the government under its free SHS policy. The council on Wednesday held an emergency meeting to deliberate on the reports and establish the veracity of the ...

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Mawuko Girls SHS faced with limited bed for first-years


Not all the 640 students admitted into EPC Mawuko Girls Senior High School will have access to boarding facilities in the school although they are all beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School education policy. This is because the existing structures in the school can only accommodate 460 out of the total number. The remaining 180 may have to look for ...

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Klottey Korle: Zanetor calls on companies to support education


The Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings has called on corporate entities to devote sufficient resources to providing support for the educational sector. Speaking at the donation ceremony, where furniture and other educational materials to three schools in her constituency the Klottey Korle legislator emphasized the need for companies to support education by providing crucial logistics ...

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Free SHS threatens our investments, jobs – Private school heads


The Conference of Heads of Private Second Cycle Schools (CHOPSS), is demanding the government expands the coverage of the free secondary education policy to include private schools to save them from possible collapse. The conference has expressed its disappointment with the effect the policy is having on admissions in private schools, with reports that enrollment of first-years has dropped significantly. Addressing the ...

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Pay desk fees or stand in class – La PRESEC to students


First year students who reported to the La Presbyterian School on Wednesday to complete their registration to be admitted to the school, were reportedly urged to pay a GH¢80 for desks or risk standing in class during teaching. The directive, which is alien to most parents accompanying their wards to the school caused some confusion at the school’s premises on ...

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UTAG to strike on Sept.18 in solidarity with UEW


Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) nationwide, will embark on a strike on September 18 2017, in protest against a court ruling which directed the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), to step aside temporarily. This strike is in solidarity with the UTAG-UEW, whose members have already laid down their tools since July 2017. The National Executive Committee ...

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PNC praises Nana Addo for implementing Free SHS


The People’s National Convention (PNC), has commended the government for coming through on its promise to provide free education at the Senior High School (SHS) level. The party stated that the Free SHS policy, which was launched on Tuesday by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will be of great help to both the beneficiary students and their parents. “The People’s ...

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