Back to work AUGUSCO headmaster reinstated by GES

Connel was suspended following an investigation for what was deemed the charging of unapproved school fees.

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The suspended headmaster of Saint Augustine’s College, Joseph Connel, has been reinstated by the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Connel was suspended following an investigation for what was deemed the charging of unapproved school fees.

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The decision to suspend Connel was heavily criticised especially by the St. Augustine’s Past Students Union (APSU), who called for his reinstatement.

In a letter to GES, dated December 28, 2016, the president of APSU, Dr Ernest Anthony Osei, has expressed his appreciation to the education management body for the decision to reverse Connel’s suspension.

“I write on behalf of th National Council of St. Augtine’s Past Students’ Union, to express the union’s appreciation to your outfit and directorate for it’s decision to recall Joseph Connel back to post as the College’s Headmaster.

In spite of our conviction that the entire process leading to the interdiction was avoidable, we are nonetheless grateful about the eventual outcome”, Dr Osei writes.

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While the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service have been criticised for overly interfering with the running of public secondary schools, it says the move to police the collection of fees is to ensure that headteachers do not overbill parents and continue to price of public education is within the means of many ordinary Ghanaians.

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