GES Approved PTA Levy – Penetcost SHS

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Pentecost Senior High School (SHS) in Koforidua in the Eastern region, has mounted defence for their dismissed headteacher, Wisdom Blazu.

According to the PTA Chairman, Nicholas Folie Mensah, the school sought clearance from the Ghana Education Service (GES) before levying the students.

Mr. Blazu together with an Assistant headteacher at Daffour Senior High School, Rev S.P Eleworkor were relieved of their posts by the GES for defying government’s Free SHS policy by charging illegal fees from students.

They are to be demoted and reassigned back to the classroom to teach. Nine others were interdicted, Director General of GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwaah announced at a press conference last week.

Speaking on Monday , however, Folie Mensah said the school acted upon a letter of approval they received from the GES in January well as an assurance by a GES representative to levy the students for the 2017/18 academic year.

 

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