Unapproved Fees Reverse interdiction of headmaster - AUGUSCO Board demands

Joseph Connel was interdicted after the Ministry of Education's investigation established that he charged unapproved fees.

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The Board of Governors of St Augustine’s College, Cape Coast, has requested that the Ghana Education Service (GES) to rescinds its decision to interdict the headmaster of the school.

According to the Daily Graphic Newspaper a letter they cited says the procedure the GES used in interdicting Joseph Connel were flawed.

The letter which was dated October 17, 2016 and signed by the Board Chairman Rev. Fr. John Manso Hamilton was addressed to the Director General of the GES,

According to the letter an emergency meeting was held with the Headmaster and the accountant where they realised the process that led to Connel’s interdiction was flawed.

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It says flaws were detected in the following;

Procedure for the interdiction

Date and time of investigation

Date of the interdiction letter

Breach of Natural Justice

The Regional Director of Education not attending the emergency meeting on the subject but rather choosing to solely nominate someone to represent the Board of Governors in an investigative committee.

“In view of the above, the Board of Governors having considered the issues mentioned Supra, is of the opinion that the interdiction of the Headmaster of St Augustine’s College was done in a rush and not premised on needed investigation and natural justice, and request that it should be reversed,” the letter concluded.

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The headmaster of St. Augustine College in the Central Region has been interdicted for charging unapproved fees, a deputy education minister, Alex Kyeremeh has confirmed.

Joseph Connel was interdicted after the Ministry of Education's investigation established that he charged unapproved fees.

The investigation follow complains on social media that the headmaster was taking GHC 430 for newly admitted students.

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