Ghana Education Service director is under investigation

The Ketu-South Municipal Office of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is investigating Mr Fred P.K. Dunyo, Ketu-South Municipal Director of Education, for allegedly extorting money from prospective pupil teachers.

Mr Dunyo was alleged to have extorted GHC12.00 each from 108 candidates shortlisted for a selection interview as pupil teachers in 2013.

He allegedly collected the money and did not conduct the interview because the GES had cancelled the recruitment exercise.

Each candidate was issued with a receipt which bore the identities of the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department and the Ministry of Education.

A copy of the letter signed by Mr Dunyo inviting the interviewees stated that, “you will pay a non-refundable fee of Twelve Ghana cedis (GHC12.00) towards the organization of the activity.”

Mr Dickson Ogordor, Regional Director of Education, Administration, told the GNA that the Service did not charge candidates shortlisted for interviews.

“No! It is not done. It is not allowed,” he stated.

An Official at the CHRAJ office in the municipality told the GNA that the Commission initiated the investigation following complaints on the airwaves as well as documents made available to the Office.

“This borders on corruption. It falls under our anti-corruption mandate so we initiated the action ourselves without waiting for any complainant. We are the complainants ourselves,” the Official stated.

Mr Dunyo was also alleged to have directed that Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the Municipality should pay GHC35.00 instead of GHC20.00 for registration and photo taking, which must be done with persons selected by him.

When the GNA contacted Mr Dunyo, he said he was not aware CHRAJ was investigating him and would not comment on the issue. GNA

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