November 23, 2013

A Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa has reiterated the ministry’s commitment to punish headmasters who charge unapproved fees.

The minister emphasized the need for extortion at the senior high schools to stop.

This is after the headmaster of Toase secondary school in the Ashanti region was suspended for charging exorbitant fees.

The headmaster of Toase Senior High School, Mr Annor Yeboah, was indefinitely suspended and asked to hand over to the regional director of education with immediate effect.

“We had some headmasters deliberately flouting the directive. The names have been taken and they going through the disciplinary process. I can assure you that they will be sanctioned. There is no doubt at all. We have also said that sanctions will not be enough and that the extra fees, the extra charges must be deducted from the fees of the next term,” the Minister emphasized.