GES cautions Heads of schools over illegal collection of Monies
According to the statement signed by the Director-General of GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, and sighted by Educandghana.net reveals that management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has received several complaints
indicating that some school authorities are levying final year students’ PTA dues and other charges, as part of their (final year students) clearance system.
The service has therefore categorically stated that under no circumstance should any school authority use the payment of PTA levies or any other unauthorized charges as part of the clearance system for final year students.
“As a rule, school authorities are to surcharge any student who misplaces, damages, or defaces any school property. However, such charges are levied as per Management’s approved rates given to the schools through the respective Regional Directors in modes and manner so described”, the statement added.
The GES has therefore cautioned Heads and school authorities to strictly desist from collecting any unauthorized and/or illegal charges under the guise of ‘final year students clearance system’. Anyone who breaches this directive will be sanctioned.
Regional Directors are expected to act expeditiously to interdict any Head of School or official who is established to be involved in illegal collection of levies and conduct full investigations into the matter and submit a report to the Director-General for further action.