27 teachers sacked over fake appointment letters
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has fired 27 teachers from certain elementary schools in the North East Region for allegedly entering the organization with forged appointment papers.
The victims are alleged to have obtained appointments at the various schools using false appointment and posting letters carrying the signature of Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director-General of GES.
Tongo Yidana, the GES’s North East Regional Public Relations Officer, who revealed this to the Daily Graphic, noted that the impacted individuals did not adhere to the GES’s hiring policies in order to join the Service.
“It is thought that some people conned the victims into paying for appointment letters by forging the Director-signature. General’s Their information cannot be found in the database, but it was posted to the schools where they are teaching, we discovered after checking,” he added.
He stated that the police had been notified about the incident for more inquiry.
A National Service Member at the Yendi Senior High School in the Northern Region was detained by authorities for allegedly scamming several job applicants and posing as the Director General of GES just a month before to the incident.
About 100 job applicants are believed to have received fraudulent appointment and posting letters from Ziblim Abdul-Latif, the suspect, and paid him between GH5,000 and GH9,000.
The victims, the majority of whom were trained female teachers, were assigned to around 40 elementary schools in the Savelugu Municipality.