The management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has condemned the illegal act of “unauthorized collection of monies for clearance” by some heads in SHS/SHTS.
GES directs that all Regional Directors of Education are to communicate the directive to all Heads of SHS/SHTS for strict compliance to ensure the smooth administration of schools.
According to the notice served by the Ag. Director, Schools and Instruction Division for Director-General, Mr. Prince C. Agyemang-Duah, it has come to the attention of Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) that some heads of Senior High Schools and Senior High
Technical Schools (SHS/SHTS) are allegedly collecting unauthorised
monies from the final-year students for clearance.
From the letter, management wishes to state that such an act is illegal and therefore, cautions heads of schools to desist from it and refund any monies
collected to the students with immediate effect.
“Any head of school found to have collected unauthorized monies from final-year students before signing their clearance forms will be severely sanctioned,” management spells out the next action for heads involved.
GES directs that “Heads of schools are, however, urged to use the lay down procedures to surcharge students who have destroyed, lost, or stolen school properties before clearing them.”