The management of the Ghana Education Service has officially warned junior high schools headteachers to desist from extorting monies from students or faced sanction.
According to the management of GES, their attention has been drawn to the unethical practice of some Heads of Basic Schools collecting monies from the current batch of Junior High School (JHS) graduates who report to their former schools to select Second Cycle Schools of their choice for placement.
Some of the monies being collected are purported to be payment for;
• Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Dues/Levies arrears b) Clearance of final year students.
• Extra classes organized
Management wishes to remind all stakeholders that the collections are illegal and unauthorized. The School Selection Activity is entirely free and as such no levy or fee should be charged in connection with it.
Management of GES wishes to assure the general public that the school selection process does not involve collection of monies. Any such request should be reported to the Regional/District Education office for redress.