The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, is investigating 53 Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region over alleged corruption in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School policy.
Management of the GES has therefore written to the Ashanti Regional Directorate to ensure that all school heads and other officials cooperate with the ongoing investigations.
“Respective District Directors of Education are required to release the Headmaster/Mistress or the Assistants, Domestic Bursars, Accountants and Storekeepers of the attached list of schools to the CID for investigations if requested.”
“It will be appreciated if your office could co-operate and collaborate fully with the CID in carrying out the investigations,” the statement added.
Some of the schools listed in the statement are Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem SHS, Adu Gyamfi SHS, Kumasi Anglican, Kumasi Girls, Kumasi Wesley Girls, KNUST SHS, and Opoku Ware SHS.
Others include Osei Tutu SHS, Prempeh College, Kumasi Academy and the Kumasi Technical Institute.
There has been widespread agitation and anger among school heads whose institutions have been captured in the ongoing probe.
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, CHASS, has urged calm among its members following the development.