General News of Monday, 18 August 2014
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has served notice that it will withhold results of candidates who wrote the 2014 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), but in arrears of school fees.
The body stated that the results of affected students will not be released until they have settled their fees in full.
According to the Director of Public Relations of the GES, Charles Parker-Allotey, their attention has been drawn to the high levels of indebtedness of students in many Senior High Schools, particularly those in the final year.
In a statement, the GES condemned the status quo, adding it has resorted to such measure to nip the situation in the bud.
“GES and West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) shall not be held liable for any inconvenience caused to candidates affected by their inability to access their results. Heads of schools should be in readiness to give clearance to such candidates after the payment of their fees for the release of their results,” the statement added.
It noted that, during the course of the last academic year, heads of schools, in an effort to avert the practice, resorted to unapproved ways including the covert charging of second and third term fees in the second term, consequently causing the GES to direct a stop to such practice.