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School Heads In Volta Region Sabotaging Free SHS
 
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13-Sep-2017  
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Volta Regional Minister, Archibald Yao Letsa is alleging some school heads in the region are sabotaging the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.

According to him, some headmasters and headmistresses are extorting monies from parents anxious to get their wards enrolled.

Citing the Keta SHS as an example, the Volta Regional Minister on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Wednesday said parents are made to pay GHC250 for hostel for their wards.

“I quickly rushed there and asked them to stop but when I left, they told the parents the boarding house is full and turned them away” he stated.

A livid Archibald Yao Letsa could not fathom why heads of institutions will sabotage such an initiative aimed at making education free for all.

He has since directed heads of schools who are extorting monies from parents to refund them or risk a hefty sanction.

“I have set up a monitoring team, the Municipal Assembly and whistle blowers are all on the ground to ensure the right things are done” he added.

This unfortunate incident, he noted is one of the few challenges some parents are facing in the Volta region since secondary school enrollment for the 2017/2018 academic year commenced.

Archibald Yao Letsa believes some heads of schools are using dubious means to rake in money and implored the Education Ministry to sanitize the system.

“Some selfish people who are worried they can’t collect monies anymore are doing everything possible to do it but we won’t allow them to sabotage such a lauded programme” he stressed.
 
 
 
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Name: GREGORY OFEI OBUOBI
Honorable Minister for Education, just act swift and fast. Education does not corrupt and should never ever be seen to be corrupted.Collect as fast as possible every single evidence of money collecting by any member of the school administration, and immediately sweep clean them out the education ministry...the education system. The ***barred word*** heads of our school administrations go to jail, convicted and relieved of their post. Please be swift, His Honor.
 
Name: Daniel B.K from Kasoa.
Please sack all head master who are not ready to enroll students on the Free SHS program. I think an example should be set for rest to sit up. NANA AKUFU ADDO ME TOASO OOOOOOOO TOASO .
 
Name: zak
Mr minister, there is no need to bleat, report these nation wreckersss to the sector minister for them to be dismissed.left to them alone, extortion money from parents should continue. God punishhh thjemyouu all,fire burnn them all
 
Name: odeneho
Don't find excuses.
 
Name: Dogbe
You see! our own brothers and sisters sabotaging this great intervention and will end up depriving our children of the needed education to also come up. How can the Volta region develop and Rob shoulder with the other regions? And when such people are sanctioned, they will start shouting as witch hunting.Please kindly investigate this and punish the culprits severely.We are all behind you.
 
Name: K asante
Oyiwah these heads of institutions are just enemies to their own people because majority of the students come from the region.
 
Name: tito
it is only a witch that will want to sabotage this policy. and all these witches belong to ndc like kofi adamu admitted.
 
Name: @Number nine
According to this site ***barred word*** is a barred word. How absurd that the truth is suppressed by the press.
 
Name: Number nine
Time to sack some head teachers to set an example for the ***barred word*** among the lot
 
Name: Obeng maxwell
The headmasters who want to sabotage this big program free SHS he is eilvelperson dey must sack from does school's they think they are smart peoples they should get out from the office.
 



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