Some 53 schools in the Ashanti Region are being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service.
This follows allegations of corrupt practices in the implementation of the School Feeding Programme under the Free Senior High School policy.
In view of that, the Ghana Education has asked its Ashanti Regional Directorate to cooperate with the investigation.
They have also directed the Office to release school heads of the affected schools for questioning if demanded by the CID.
“Respective District Directors of Education are required to release the Headmaster/Mistress or the Assistants, Domestic Bursars, Accountants and Storekeepers of the attached list of schools to the CID for investigations if requested. It will be appreciated if your office could co-operate and collaborate fully with the CID in carrying out the investigations,” the statement read.
Among the 53 schools are Opoku Ware, Prempeh College, KNUST SHS, and Kumasi Academy.
They are alleged to have exchanged food for cash.
The heads of some of institutions alleged to have engaged in the corrupt practice have denied any wrongdoing.