The Ghana Education Service of the Kumasi Metro has charged a teacher for breaching the GES professional code of conduct by charging pupils for 50p and GH1.00 as classes fee for the primary and Junior High School respectively.
An invitation letter sent tho the said teacher by the GES indicates that On Monday, 15th February, 2021, the Metro Director of Education received a report that the Wesco cluster of schools and Sokoban Methodist Primary School were organizing extra classes and that the pupils were charged fifty Ghana pesewas (50Ghp) and one Ghana cedis (Ghs 1.00) per day for the primary and junior high school pupils respectively. The Director formed a committee to investigate the allegations and submit a report on it.
The committee after investigation invited the teacher to appear before it to defend himself of the allegations.
According to the committee, it alleged that the teacher admitted that his schools did organize extra classes at a fee of 50Ghp per each primary pupil and Ghs1.00 per each JHS student per day, though the Regional Manager of Methodist Schools in the Ashanti Region had, on various occasions, cautioned him not to engage in an extra classes that involved the collection of money in the school.
The committee, therefore, established a prima facie offence of organizing unapproved extra classes for pupils of your schools at a fee despite government’ s directive and cautions by his Manager, hence, has preferred charges of unauthorized collection of monies insubordination against the teacher.
The committee has therefore charged the for unauthorized collection of monies (pupils of your schools) and Insubordination contrary to Sections 196) and 25 of the Code of Professional Conduct for teachers and other workers of the Ghana Education Service.
Therefore, the teacher is set to appear before the Regional Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Education Service at the the Conference Hall of the Regional Education Office, Kumasi, to defend himself of the charges leveled aganst him.