Ranking member on the Education Committee in Parliament, Peter Nortsu Kotoe has condemned the Ghana Education Service (GES) for interdicting headmasters as a step measure for charging unauthorized fees from first year students.  

This comes on the back of the GES interdicting over eleven headmasters for allegedly charging Form One student’s unauthorized fees.

The latest headmasters interdicted for investigation to commence are the Headmaster of Berekum Senior High School, Mr. Afi Yaw Stephen and Headmaster of Odomaseman Senior High School, Mr. Joseph Jilinjeh Abudu.

They are to handover to their respective District Directors of Education until any other communication from the GES. 

Speaking on Morning Starr with Francis Abban Monday, the lawmaker stated that there are persons within the Ministry of Education engaged in offenses but are still at post.

“For me it is unfortunate that the Ghana Education Service is taking such steps, you don’t treat professionals like that. At the Ministry the scandals they have committed there when they have diverted sums of money meant for other projects to do other things.

“When they have turned themselves into consultants although they are the government employees. Has anybody asked them to go on interdiction or step aside, no. They are still at post so if any head of institution has done anything wrong, is it only an interdiction that you should use as a step measure?” Mr. Kotoe asked.

According to him, the development has become too many and the GES is misusing its powers. 

“Have you invited them and asked them why they are charging those fees? So interdiction has become a rendition for the Ghana Education Service. That anytime a headmaster coughs then they must be interdicted,” the lawmaker stated.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM