The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed the headmaster of Prempeh College in the Ashanti Region to reverse his decision to sack 51 first-year students.
The headmaster, Samuel Fordjour, sacked the students for failing their promotional examination.
The students who were to repeat form-one were asked to go home because they cannot be accommodated under the new Free SHS policy since they were fee-paying, and government no longer allows head teachers to charge fees for students at first year.
Director General of the GES Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa told the Daily Graphic in an interview that the said students should be allowed to continue their education.
According to him, the GES has directed the school’s headmaster to immediately provide remedial measures to support the affected students.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Education Yaw Osei Adutwum is expected to meet the headmaster over the issue.