In a recent development, the headmistress of O'Reilly Senior High School (SHS), Nadia Lartechoe Annan, has been directed to step aside pending an investigation into the unauthorized collection of money during the admission process.
The directive was issued in a letter dated December 6, 2023, citing a violation of the school's Code of Conduct.
The letter, signed by Mr Stephen Abamfo, Acting Director of Education for the Greater Accra Region, explicitly stated, “It has come to the notice of Management, the Collection of Unauthorized Monies at O'Reilly Senior High School as part of the admission process.
Based on the above and as the Code of Conduct stipulates, you are to step aside for an investigation to be conducted.”
Ms. Annan has been instructed to hand over all school property to the Municipal Director of Education, Ledzokuku, who will assume oversight responsibility during her absence.
This action by the Ghana Education Service (GES) is part of ongoing efforts to address cases of unauthorized fees and collections within the education sector.
The GES has been proactive in ensuring compliance with established guidelines and regulations during the admission process of Senior High Schools (SHS).