Final year students in Senior High Schools (SHS) are being asked to pay their second and third term fees in full before they are allowed to write their final papers in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
A letter signed by the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Jacob Kor has directed the Heads of Schools to see to it that this is done.
However, this directive has not gone down well with students and parents who argue that if the students will be in school for only two weeks in the third term why should they be paying for the full tuition.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the GES, Reverend Jonathan Bettey, spoke to GBC’s Radio Ghana to explain details of the directive.
He pleaded with parents and guardians to bear with the GES and pay the fees as they have already purchased food items to cover the two terms.
He said form three students have been asked to forego the Easter festivities and stay in school and prepare for WASSCE.