A letter dated December 22 and addressed to Mr. J.A.K Simpson stated that the headmaster was being asked to step aside for charging illegal fees.
“As a result of the collection of illegal fees from students of Mfantsipim School, you are directed to immediately step aside from responsibilities as the Headmaster of the school, pending further investigations into the illegal collection”.
Meanwhile, the Central regional Director of Education will have oversight responsibilities for the school according to the statement signed by Jacob. A.M Kor, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service.
GES announced last year that it will sanction any Head of school caught charging unapproved fees in their institutions.
The GES added that the sanction is part of measures to address the issue of unapproved fees and levies charged by some Heads of schools.