Youth demand removal of headmaster of Nalerigu Senior High School


Some youth of Nalerigu in the Northern region are demanding the removal of the headmaster of the Nalerigu Senior High school over allegations of financial mismanagement.

The youth together with some members of the old students of the school, in a petition addressed to the Northern Regional Director of Education, also demanded full scale investigations into the conduct of the headmaster, Martin Chinto.

The petition was copied to the Ministry of Education and the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area Nayiri Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdullai Sheriga.

Among other charges, the youth accused Mr Chinto of selling off properties belonging to the school without accounting for the proceeds.

They also alleged that the headmaster spent money which accrued from charges levied on students for destruction caused in the school during the 2015 rioting.

“Following the unfortunate disturbances in 2015, our intelligence revealed that the disturbance was as a result of some administrative lapses and poor judgment of intelligence and dictatorial behavior of the headmaster.

“Students totaling 2035 were billed to pay GHC200 each in lieu of the minimal destruction of school properties. The total money realized from the charges was GHC407, 000. The money has gone into his pocket. No one knows what the money was used for,” the youth alleged.

According to the youth, the people of Nalerigu and its surrounding communities are unhappy about the situation in the school and that they will use all legitimate means to get the headmaster out of office if the director of education fails to act on the petition.

“If nothing is done about this before schools vacate, as law abiding citizens [we] will explore every available legal means to ensure his removal to save the face of Nalerigu Senior High School and the kingdom of Mamprugu at large,” they warned.

This incident comes just days after the celebration of the 45th Anniversary celebration of the school.

By: Yahaya Masahudu,