Adisadel Old Boys Association has called on the Board of Governors of the school and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to investigate the alleged mouth-watering retirement package given to the outgoing Headmaster, Reverend Herbert K.K Graham.
The Association took the decision after an emergency meeting held on Sunday, February 2, 2014, following the public outcry of the outgoing headmaster going home with four cars.
A statement issued in Accra and signed by the Association’s Secretary, Solomon Allotey, said, “The Association has petitioned the Board of Governors, the Ministry of Education and the GES to thoroughly investigate the reports and take appropriate action.”
The statement said, “The Association has endorsed the directive of the GES to the outgoing headmaster to refund all monies imposed on students and parents towards the retirement package.”
It further said, “The Association has resolved to ensure assure all Santaclausians, parents and potential students that the Old Boys Association will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to help restore the positive image of the collage.”
There was public outrage especially from the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) when news broke that Reverend Graham was taking home four luxurious vehicles as his retirement package.
The Cape Coast-based school’s PTA reportedly rejected a letter of appreciation from the outgoing headmaster that had indicated that that the Association bought some vehicles for him as retirement package and insisted that they had nothing to do with cars and could not be appreciated for a gesture they did not do.
During the retirement service, four nicely decorated vehicles – Nissan Xterra, Ford Explorer, BMW four wheel drive and Opel saloon car- were said to have been given to him as a take-home.
After the send-off party, the PTA was said to have written through its Vice Chairman, Rev Emmanuel Abole, to the headmaster rejecting his appreciation.
There was also reports that about 1,700 students were being pressured to pay GH¢30 levy to settle their debtors for the vehicles purchased.
The GES entered the fray to declare that the levy on the students as the situation unfolded. In the ensuing confusion, the Adisco Old Students’ Association held an emergency meeting last Sunday and resolved to pursue the matter to its logical conclusion.