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The Wa Municipal Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Theresa Ninang Sung-Abo, who was announced by the GES on Thursday, 13 February 2020 as the interim Regional Director following the interdiction of the substantive Regional Director, Mr Duncan Nsor, has died.

Mr Nsor was interdicted by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for misconduct while investigations are conducted into his action.

He is alleged to have engaged in acts of corruption.

Mr Nsor was asked to step aside for investigations into allegations of bribery in the appointment of heads of some second-cycle schools in the region.

The Wa Municipal Director of Education will assume temporary responsibility for education in the region.

Specific allegations

1. Circumstances surrounding the auctioning of a truck belonging to the Wa School for the Deaf, which vehicle, at the time of the auctioning, was under his care; and his refusal to inform the school and the Director-General of the development;

2. Allegations of bribery in the appointment of some heads of some second-cycle schools in the region; and

3. Alleged deduction of monies from some allowances due to some teachers in the region.

source: ghanaweb.com

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has interdicted the Upper West Regional Director of the Service, over allegations of misconduct and corrupt practices.

The Director, Duncan Nsor, has been asked to step aside for investigations into allegations of bribery in the appointment of heads of some second-cycle schools in the region.

In his absence, the Wa Municipal Director of Education will assume temporary responsibility for education in the region.

Confirming the development to Citi FM, Public Relations Officer at the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, indicated that the decision was made after the Service received a petition against the conduct of Mr Nsor.

“We received a petition that Mr. Nsoh had sold a wooden truck to himself. The vehicle was for the school for the deaf in the Upper West Region which he used to convey his belonging from the school to where he lives now. One week after, he never returned the vehicle."

"When he was asked, he said the vehicle had been auctioned. The right processes were not followed in auctioning the car. The government also paid transfer allowance to teachers who were eligible in the region and for teachers who got the monies, Mr. Nssh took ten per cent of the monies each.”

Allegations

Mr Nsor’s interdiction follows allegations which include:

1. Circumstances surrounding the auctioning of a track belonging to Wa School for the Deaf, which vehicle at the time of the auctioning was under his care and his refusal to inform the school and the Director-General of the development.

2. Allegations of bribery in the appointment of some Heads of some second cycle schools in the Region.

3. Alleged deduction of monies from some allowances due to some teachers in the region.

Meanwhile, the GES says he should be prepared to appear before an Investigation Committee for a probe.

source: ghanaweb.com

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Consultancy Services (IIRaCS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has opened its 13th annual Harmattan School in Tamale.

The Harmattan School is a two-day platform established by the University to engage stakeholders to discuss and deliberate on development challenges facing Northern Ghana and to suggest suitable solutions to them.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked authorities of the University for Development Studies (UDS) to stop transferring some key Departments and programmes to its Tamale campus since the Wa campus is to become autonomous.

"I don't understand, tell them to stop the practice. Take a personal interest in this. They have to stop it", President Akufo-Addo said, when he called on Wa Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, Paramount Chief of the Waala Traditional Area, in Wa on Tuesday.

The Gambaga Youth Association (GAMYA) was on December 27th-29th 2019 successfully celebrated its second edition of annual homecoming with a theme dubbed: Harnessing Youth Potentials for Socio-economic Development Through Education.

A set of 20 dining tables and 40 benches was donated to the GAMBAGA GIRLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL to celebrates the theme.

The Gambaga Girls Senior High School (SHS) in the East Mumprusi Municipality of the North East Region has reverted from the ‘Double Track System’ to Single Track owing to massive infrastructural development in the school.

The ‘Double Track System,’ under the Free SHS policy was in two sessions; the Green and Gold Tracks, introduced by the government to enable more Ghanaian students to gain access to SHS education across the country.

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