In a recent development, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has taken the decision to reinstate eleven interdicted heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) by the end of this week. The resolution was reached during a closed-door meeting held in Accra, where GES leadership engaged with representatives from the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Conference of Assisted Heads of Senior High Schools (CHASS).
Thomas Musah, the General Secretary of GNAT, expressed appreciation for the GES’s responsiveness during the meeting. In an exclusive interview on Accra 100.5 FM’s 6:00 am news on Thursday, December 14, 2023, Mr. Musah commended the GES for its collaborative approach in addressing the concerns raised by GNAT and CHASS.
“This development suggests a positive outcome from the discussions, signalling the imminent reinstatement of the interdicted Senior High School heads,” he said.
Among the implicated head teachers are notable names such as Mrs. Selina Anane Afoakwa, Headmistress of Kumasi Girls SHS; Mr. Nataniel 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.
According to the GES, these head teachers faced accusations of imposing various unapproved fees, including house dues, books, calculators, admission process fees, and charges for printing slips, files, and hymn books on first-year SHS students.
This recent decision follows similar interdictions of other headteachers, including Mr. Afi Yaw Stephen of Berekum Senior High School, Mr. Joseph Jilinjeh Abudu of Odomaseman Senior High School, and the Headmistress of Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS), Patience Naki Mensah.
The collaborative efforts between GES, GNAT, and CHASS have paved the way for the anticipated reinstatement of these educational leaders, marking a positive turn in the resolution of the concerns raised.