The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has
requested the Ghana Education Service (GES) to
stop the salaries and allowances of 12 teachers
for allegedly gaining employment with the service
by using fake certificates.
21 Apr 2016
The BNI released the names of the affected
teachers and their staff identification numbers as
Osei Kobuaah Gyampo, (GOV10119294G) of the
St Paul’s Anglican Primary; Fosua Linda
(GOV10117392N) of the Nkonsia Presby ‘A’
Primary; Bawa Yennumitipo (GOV10145679T) of
the Amponsakrom L/A Primary; Owusu Baanie
Bright (GOV10145944P) of the Botenso L/A
Primary; Yeboah Misaa Angela (GOV10144294S)
of the Bonkro L/A Primary and Musah Kassim,
855435, Asuofri R/C Primary School.
The rest are Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Saeed,
850462; Alhaji Beni, Islamic Basic School;
Ameyaw Mensah, 313037, Asampu Methodist
Primary; Ibrahim Hussein Zebeir, 724088, Aswaq
Basic School; Zakaria Abubakari, 568127, Aswaq
Basic School; Daniel Frimpong, 647182,
Nyinamponase Primary and Frimpong Manson
Esther, 727893, Asunao Salvation Army Primary.
The BNI has also requested the GES to furnish it
with the total salary they had each wrongfully
enjoyed since their recruitment.
Request by BNI
The bureau further requested the GES to stop the
salary and allowance of Joseph Kwabena Gyebi of
the Kasam SDA Primary School for gaining
employment with another person’s certificate.
“Also furnish us with the total salary he has
wrongfully enjoyed since his recruitment,” a
statement signed for the Director of the BNI, Mr
Charles Akrong, said.
In a response to the request of the BNI, the
Director of Human Resource Management of the
GES, Ms Gertrude Mensah, said, “I wish to inform
you that action has been taken on all the 12
A statement signed by Ms Mensah quoted the
Integrated Personnel Payroll Database (IPPD)
system of the GES as saying that all the names of
the affected teachers were active, adding, “Their
salaries have been stopped against March 2016.”
She, however, advised the BNI to channel that
request to their respective districts where they
were currently working.
Determination of GES
Throwing more light on the list, the Head of the
Public Relations Unit of the GES, Rev. Jonathan
Bettey, said the Director-General of the GES, Mr
Jacob Kor, had directed all district directors of
the service to ensure that they cleaned the system
of fake teachers.
He said Mr Kor was committed to cleaning the
service to ensure that only genuinely qualified
teachers were in the system.
Rev. Bettey warned that the GES was working in
collaboration with the National Security to smoke
out all those drawing salaries illegally with fake
He, therefore, warned those who were in the
system with such certificates to either own up, or
else they would be exposed and dealt with
according to the law.