Mr Evans Kpebah, the Upper West Regional Director of Ghana Education Service (GES), has called on education accountants to exhibit utmost professionalism in the discharge of their duties to avoid summons from the office of the Special Prosecutor.
“As educational accountants in the public sector, you should be composed and work according to the rules and regulations to avoid being invited by the special prosecutor,” he said.
Mr Kpebah was speaking on behalf of GES Director-General, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, during the Association of Educational Accountants (AEA) 2018 national conference in the Upper West Regional capital, Wa.
He said public educational accountants have a herculean task to clear towards the success of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy and the double-track system being implemented.
He called on SHS accountants to abide by all financial rules and regulations guiding their profession and operations, saying: “I don’t think any educational accountant who will go astray will be condoned by this association”.
The accountants were also advised to upgrade their knowledge and skills regularly to enable them catch up with the digital world.
Mr Alexander Agyei-Frimpong, the National Chairman of AEA, appealed to management of GES to help organize in-service training for educational accountants in the public sector on proper management of scare resources.
One of the main aims of the AEA annual conference is to equip the accountants on application of financial laws for judicious use of resources in the sector.
Mr Agyei-Frimpong said application of financial laws was necessary because it would help reduce officials in the education sector from appearing before the Public Account Committee of parliament following various audit infractions cited in the Auditor-General’s report.
He called for the financing of pre-tertiary education in the country.
This year’s AEA national conference was held under the theme: “Financing of Pre-Tertiary Education in Ghana; the role of partners”.
By: Ibrahim Wangara