Education Minister warns heads of SHS over high charges

Prof. Jane Naana Frimpong

Ministry of Education press release

It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Education that some Heads of Senior High Schools are charging fees for two terms and insisting that parents pay same before their wards are admitted for the term’s academic work.

This practice remains in flagrant violation of government policy and directives we have earlier circulated in this regard.

The Ministry of Education takes a serious view to this development and assures the general public that steps are being taken to sanction Heads who are found to have flouted this directive. We shall also ensure that affected parents and guardians receive refunds.

In the mean time, we wish to urge parents and guardians not to pay such fees. They are hereby encouraged to contact the Ministry of Education through our hot-lines on 0303 931898 and 0303 931897 between 8am and 5pm on week days or via pro@moe.gov.gh to report any Head engaging in this unacceptable conduct.

Based on the foregoing, Government has todayset up a special committee chaired by my Deputy for Pre-Tertiary Education with membership drawn from the Ghana Education Service Council, the Attorney General’s Department and the Economic and Organised Crime Office. The Committee’s terms of reference includes verifying reports of second and third term charges, the charging of unapproved fees and to recommending appropriate The Committee is to report to me by 30th January, 2015.

Signed,

PROF. NAANA JANE OPOKU-AGYEMANG

MINISTER OF EDUCATION

 

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