JHS Proprietor charged with fraud for failing to register BECE students

BY: Samuel Duodu

The Proprietor of the Prince of Peace Academy Junior High School in Tamale who allegedly failed to register 75 students of the school to write this year's BECE has been charged with defrauding by false pretence.

Sulemana Saeed, the proprietor will be arraigned before the court on Wednesday.

Mr Saeed, 28, was picked up by the police in Tamale on Monday after it emerged that the students had been denied entry to the examination hall to take part in this year's BECE.

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He is alleged to have taken money from the students but failed to register them to take part in the examination.

The police picked him up at the Northern School of Business (NOBISCO) Examination Centre after the students had heckled him.

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Some of the affected students who spoke to the Daily Graphic said they paid registration fees ranging between GH¢500 and GH¢600 but they were denied entry to the examination hall.

The proprietor is also alleged to have asked the students to contribute GH¢2 each to buy a goat for sacrifice before the examination.