The above-named stakeholders are in support of the decision by GES to interdict the headmistress of Aburi Girls’ SHS. The headmistress since the Free SHS policy started has worked tirelessly to undermine the program. On several occasions, parents and some of the teachers of the school have petitioned authority concerning her ill motive about the policy but she is able to get some people to plead on her behalf and the issues are not investigated.
Just last four months, 80% of the teaching staff petitioned the regional director on similar issue-collection of illegal fees in the school. Some of the issues raised were the selling of:
– uniforms to all final year students (GHS120.00)
– Wednesday wear to all students (SHS 1-3) (GHS100.00)
– Beds to all students in all the 8 houses (400.00)
– Caddigan (GHS100.00)
– Track Suit(GHS150)
– Vest (GHS80.00)
– Ceremonial dress(GHS120)
– Payment of P.T.A levies by all students before entering the houses (GHS100.00).
– Intimidation/ transfer of teachers who were complaining about her bad deeds.
The above issues raised can still be investigated because they are ongoing.
Recently, she further extended her exploitation of parents and her usual bid to undermine the program by charging Form 1 and 2 students who reported to school on 1st September 2021, GHS520.00 and GHS620.00 respectively. The following are the break-downs:
– Anniversary cloth (GHS120.00)
– P.T.A levy (GHS100.00)
– Motivation (GHS200.00)
The most unfortunate thing of the above illegal collection of fees is the collection of fees for furniture that have been provided by the government already.
Also, apart from the P.T.A levy of GHS100 that goes into the P.T.A account, all the other levies are collected personally by the headmistress and she does not account to anyone. This can be verified by requesting for the P.T.A bank account.
Government is doing its best to better the lives of citizens but its unfortunate that some individuals are hiding behind P.T.A to undermine this well-accepted policy by government.
Attached are some of the receipts of these illegal extortion from parents.