The Minister of Education has directed the Ghana Education Service (GES) to sanction the headmaster of Buduatta DA Junior High School.

The head teacher allegedly collected fees for the registration of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) from parents to duly register their wards but failed to do so.

He allegedly squandered the money leaving some students stranded and unable to write the examination.

The incident caused outrage among the parents who angrily stormed the centre.

They contended that the headmaster’s actions have denied their wards the right to sit for the important examination.

Reacting to the issue, the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said the headteacher’s action can be termed as extortion.

He added that no parent is required to pay for the registration of the examination.

“WAEC exams is now free under Free Senior High School, BECE and WASSCE is free. The headmaster might have extorted the parents of these people, I will meet WAEC on it.

“Also, the Ghana Education Service will deal with him, we will ask him why he took the money because we pay WAEC directly despite the economic challenges and nobody is supposed to pay. His matter is a very serious one,” the minister said.