Don’t Charge Unapproved Fees — Headmasters Warned

dont charge uaHeads of public second cycle schools should charge the Ghana Education Service (GES) approved stipulated fees, to avoid being sanctioned, Mr Alex Kofi Kyeremeh, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Pre-Tertiary Education, has warned.

He stated categorically that “the current GES approved fees for boarding students is GH¢437 and day students, GH¢230 as against the GH¢1,500 some heads are charging.”

Mr Kyeremeh was speaking at the durbar which climaxed the year-long 50th anniversary celebrations of the Techiman Senior High School at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

The event, themed: “Techiman Senior High School at 50 – A new image, discipline and academic work towards perfection and excellence”, was attended by old students, traditional rulers, the public and other stakeholders.

Mr Kyeremeh, an old student himself and Member of Parliament for Techiman North, said the implementation of government’s policy for every child of school going-age to be in SHS is on course, and buttressed his point with the construction of 50 of the 200 SHSs promised by the government, which has taken off.

The Headmaster, Mr Moses Kofi Boakye, remarked that indiscipline continues to be a bane to academic advancement and accused policy-makers of turning blind eyes to this situation, “as they continue to hold on to the old fashioned laws/rules and regulations for schools, which do little or nothing all to control the menace of indiscipline among the youth and have them addressed”.

The Techiman Senior High School was established in 1963, under the then Ghana Education Trust, by Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the first President, and opened on November 1, 1963, with 71 students, comprising 53 male and 18 female.

Currently, it has a student population of over 2,500. GNA

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