Stop charging unauthorized fees else…. – CHASS to headteachers

Headteachers throughout the nation have been urged by the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to stop their students from charging unapproved fees.

In order to avoid interdictions, headteachers are advised by CHASS’s Ashanti Regional Chairman, Zakaria Suleman Yeboah, to strictly adhere to the Ghana Education Service’s guidelines.

This follows the interdiction of eleven head teachers for allegedly collecting fees that the Ghana Education Service had not approved.

Stop charging unauthorized fees else…. – CHASS to headteachers

During a Monday interview with Eyewitness News on Citi FM, Mr. Yeboah stated, “We have advised them, we are still advising them to stick to the rules of the game. We have informed them that henceforth all items that students are supposed to buy they should stop it. And then those who are not doing it too, they have to keep their faith in the rules.”

“And I must say that in the Ashanti Region, we have almost 151 senior high schools, so if seven out of the 151 have been found culpable, I think that the rest are doing the right thing. And even those who are found culpable, we are still not sure whether they committed the crime or not. So I will plead with my members in the Ashanti Region and across the country to desist from charging any unauthorized fees.”

In a similar vein, headteachers around the country have been strongly cautioned by Angel Carbonu, President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), to adhere to the government’s stance prohibiting the sale of any goods to kids in schools.

During a December 9 interview with Eyewitness News on Citi FM, Mr. Carbonu stressed:  “Let me caution my colleagues and my senior colleagues if GES under the control of the Ministry of Education is giving out a policy indicating that no school should sell any item to students either within the school premises or outside the school premises, they should just comply. No officer of the Ghana Education Service should make him or herself a salesman or a saleswoman to sell any item to parents or students.”

He went on to say that although there may be a good reason to sell something, disobeying GES orders is extremely dangerous.

“Sometimes the reason these items are supposed to be sold is for very good reasons, mostly in the interest of the students themselves, but if the owner of the job, your employer has directed you not to sell why do you put yourself in harm’s way?”

“You will just have to abide by that rule so that the consequences of that rule will be evident to the employer for the employer to rather amend its policy or maintain the policy.”

Akosua Boatemaa

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