GES: We have not appointed FSHS ambassadors

The Ghana Education service (GES) said that it has not appointed any group of individuals as ambassadors of the Free Senior High School (FSHS) Policy.

It has therefore instructed all directors and staff of the service to ensure that persons without authorisation from the Director-General of the GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwah were given access to the schools.

According to the head of the Public Relations Unit of the service, Mrs Cassandra Twum, the service had not mandated or contracted any individual or group to campaign on the FSHS.

She said management had commenced investigations into the matter to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of it and the appropriate sanctions given where necessary.

Similarly, Mrs Twum-Ampofo said the service was yet to sanction the approval for the use of any school textbook as it was yet to receive approval of same from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA).

She said it was imperative that heads and managers of the school ensured no school used unauthorised or unapproved textbooks without recourse to authorisation by the Director General of the service, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwah.

“The attention of management of the GES has been drawn to reports of purported distribution and sale of some text books in some schools especially in the five Northern regions and management wishes to make it clear that all books are supposed to be assessed and approved by NaCCA before they can be used in any school in the country,” she emphasised.

BY CLIFF EKUFUL

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