June 1, 2023

GES Warns Heads Of SHS To Desist From Charging Final Year Students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned authorities at the various Senior High Schools against collecting any unauthorized and/or illegal charges from newly graduated final year students under the guise of the clearance system.

In a letter to Regional Directors, the Director-General, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, stated that the Service had received several complaints indicating that some school authorities were tasking the students to pay Parent Teacher Association dues and other charges while getting their clearances signed.

Management of GES wishes to state categorically that under no circumstance should any school authority use the payment of PTA levies or any other unauthorised charges as part of the clearance system for final year students. Anyone who breaches this directive will be sanctioned,” he wrote.