February 27, 2023

Stick To Approved Prospectus; GES To SHS Heads

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed heads of Second Cycle institutions to adhere to the approved prospectus for freshers.



This comes on the back of complaints from some parents and guardians about the sale and issuance of unapproved prospectus to first-year students who report to their schools for admission.



In a statement, the GES said, “It has come to the attention of the Management for the Ghana Education Service that some heads of second cycle schools are issuing unapproved prospectus and also selling items on the prospectus to form one students who report to their schools for admission.”



The Management of the Service stated that it takes strong exceptions to this practice by the heads.



“The practice is prohibited and must cease with immediate effect”, it emphasised.



It added, “Heads of Second cycle schools are, therefore, cautioned to stick to approved harmonised prospectus for students. Any head of school caught demanding any item(s) aside from approved ones will be severely sanctioned”.



It further noted that parents and guardians must be allowed to buy approved items on the prospectus from the open market and not from schools.



This, it said, is to prevent a conflict of interest on the part of the school authorities.



Meanwhile, the GES said, investigations will soon commence into the allegations to ensure school authorities do the right thing.




Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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