The Ghana Education Service (GES) has revised its decision and will reinstate all the interdicted heads of Senior High Schools.
This follows pleas at a closed-door meeting between the GES leadership, representatives from the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), and the Conference of Assisted Heads of Senior High Schools (CHASS) in Accra.
General Secretary of GNAT, Thomas Musah, who was present at the meeting, expressed appreciation for the GES’s responsiveness to calls for the reinstatement of the affected heads.
Speaking in an interview, Mr Musah said.. “This development suggests a positive outcome from the discussions, signaling the imminent reinstatement of the interdicted Senior High School heads,”
The education authorities were compelled to sanction the school heads for charging what it described as unapproved fees.
Letters announcing their interdiction referred to charges and sale of school branded items including cloths, track suits, vests, Students Representative Council, SRC, House and PTA dues, books, calculators, admission process fees, and charges for printing slips, files, and hymn books to first-year SHS students.
The eleven interdicted headteachers are Mrs. Selina Anane Afoakwa, Headmistress of Kumasi Girls SHS; Mr. Nathaniel Asamoah, Headmaster of Asanteman SHS; Mr. Andrews Boateng, Headmaster of Kumasi Senior High Technical School; and Mr. Kwadwo Obeng-Appiah, Headmaster of Manso-Edubia SHS.
The others include Mr. Daniel Boamah Duku, Headmaster of Agric Nzema Community SHS; Ms. Gladys Sarfowah, Headmistress of Nkawie Senior High Technical School; and Mr. Ampong Ahmed Omar, Headmaster of Collins SHS.