The interdiction of the Headmistress of Aburi Girls Senior High School by the Ghana Education Service (GES) has caused parents of the students to be worried. The parents consider the decision harsh and uninformed and have started agitations to get the headmistress reinstated.
She has been accused of allegedly charging the students illegal fees called teacher motivation fees. The alleged fees were charged to final years students of the elite girls’ school in the Eastern Region.
According to some parents who spoke to 3news, the decision to charge the students was purely from the Parent-Teacher Association hence the headmistress should not be punished for it.
The parents further complained that last year a similar move happened, where some unidentified parents reported the issue to the Ghana Education Service.
Due to this, the decision to pay GHS300 was the sole decision of the parents to motivate the teachers for six months but unfortunately, the issue was brought to GES attention and the headmistress is now being made a scapegoat.
The Parents are especially worried about the psychological effect it will have on their final year students writing the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations.