”I am above stealing of Veronica buckets” – Headmistress to MP

The Headmistress of Gwiraman Senior High School in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, Agatha Mensah, caused a stir at the school last Thursday when she told the students that she was above the standard of stealing Veronica buckets.

It was rumoured in the community that two Veronica buckets out of items donated to the school by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Catherine Abelema Afeku, had gone missing, with some people pointing fingers at her.

Ms Afeku last Thursday, while making a similar donation, remarked, “We have heard that two Veronica buckets which were donated to the school earlier are missing. We will ask the headmistress where those buckets are because if this school doesn’t want the items we can send them to other schools that want them.”

The MP explained that the items were being distributed to the various schools in the municipality to help prevent the spread of the virus and used the occasion to educate the students on the need to observe the preventive measures.

However, the insinuation did not go down well with the headmistress, who retorted that she was above petty stealing of Veronica buckets.

“I have heard that some people are saying the MP brought two Veronica buckets and the headmistress is hiding them. I want to make it clear to the students, staff and everyone that the buckets are there and Madam MP can go and inspect them,” angry-looking Agatha Mensah fumed.

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“These ones that are being donated will be given to the students to use as expected,” I did not come to the public office to steal, bring auditors to check my records. she added.

The Municipal Director of Education, Justina Djaba, who rebuked the headmistress for her utterances, asked the students to study hard to pass well their examination so they could enjoy government’s scholarship at the tertiary level.

The Nzema East Municipal Chief Executive, Frank Okpeyen, said the fight against the global pandemic required the collective efforts of every Ghanaian, including the students and teachers.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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