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EDUCATION

NEWS IN: MoE, GES To Sanction Headteachers Who Misuse GALOP Grants

The Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ghana Education Service (GES) have caution headteachers to desist from misusing the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) grant which will be soon disbursed.

According to the presentation made available by the MoE and GES indicates that headteachers who breach the financial management code of conduct of what the grant is meant for will face sanctions.

From the statement released during the presentation, any act of omission, commission, or contravention with the guidelines as stated in the manual and the legal framework governing the public financial management constitute an offence. Example include but not limited to : non- performing headteachers in grant utilization and reporting, delay in the submission of enrollment figures, inflating enrollment figures, illegitimate deduction at source, misapplication, misappropriation and embezzlement of funds, hence the need to be sanctioned.

The headteachers are urged to note that applicable sanction to the above mentioned offences may include but not limited to demotion in grade / rank, removal from post , suspension, interdiction or dismissal.

On the other hand, headteachers who administer learning grants creditably and according to the guidelines, shall be accorded the due recognition in form of awards (Certificate, Citation etc).

The MoE in collaboration with GES is therefore reminding the various heads of Basic Schools that the learning grants and all other school grants are meant to assist in the effective running of the schools in order to improve their performance.