Some of the headteachers who were interdicted in the Ashanti Region for allegedly charging unauthorized fees appeared before an investigative committee today, December 12.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) interdicted the headteachers after they were accused of charging students various unapproved fees. These fees allegedly included payments for house dues, books and calculators, fees for the admission process, printing of slips and files, as well as hymn books.

In a recent interview with Citi News, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Zakaria Suleman Yeboah, expressed confidence that the headteachers would cooperate fully with the committee.

He stated, “I cannot say whether the items stated against them [the headteachers] are right or not. I have met my members, and we have spoken at length, and they have given me their side of the story, so I hope that the committee sitting will help us unravel some of the issues at stake.”

The interdicted headteachers are Mrs. Selina Anane Afoakwa of Kumasi Girls SHS, Mr. Nataniel Asamoah of Asanteman SHS, Mr. Andrews Boateng of Kumasi Senior High Technical School, and Mr. Kwadwo Obeng-Appiah of Manso-Edubia SHS.

The remaining three headteachers include Mr. Daniel Boamah Duku of Agric Nzema Community SHS, Ms. Gladys Sarfowah of Nkawie Senior High Technical School, and Mr. Ampong Ahmed Omar of Collins SHS.

The GES has initiated investigations into the conduct of these headteachers and aims to gather the necessary evidence during the committee hearings.

The outcome of these investigations will determine their future in their respective positions within the educational institutions.

The Ghana Education Service said it remains committed to ensuring that students are not subjected to unauthorized fees and that a conducive learning environment is maintained within the Ashanti Region’s senior high schools.

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