Assembly probes unapproved BECE registration fees

Juaso (A/R), Jan. 23, GNA – The Asante-Akim South District Assembly has set up a nine-member committee to investigate the payment of unapproved registration fees by candidates preparing to for the 2014 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

This comes amid growing reports that some head-teachers of some junior high schools had asked students to pay in excess of the government’s approved fees.

In some instances school heads are said to have included transport fares in registration fees charged on candidates.

The decision to probe was taken at the Assembly’s first ordinary meeting of the year held at Juaso.

Mr De-graft Forkuo, Asante-Akim South District Chief Executive (DCE) gave the assurance that any unauthorized money collected from parents would be refunded.

He said the assembly would not accept situations that unnecessarily overburden parents.

The Assembly also agreed to organize two separate mock examinations to adequately prepare the candidates ahead of the final examination scheduled for June.

GNA

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