The Commercial Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Jennifer A. Dodoo has dismissed a suit filed by 92 headteachers of public basic schools who were demoted by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for charging unapproved fees.
The headteachers stationed within the Ga West and North municipalities in the Greater Accra Region were challenging their removal by the GES.
In court on Tuesday, when the case was called, Justice Dodoo ruled that the applicants did not exhaust all the internal laid-down procedures in addressing their concerns.
The court ruled that since the applicants who were demoted from headteacher position to subject teachers had their salaries intact, they could not argue otherwise.
It was also the ruling of the court that, the decision of the GES to advertise their positions and also to instruct the applicants not to reapply was well within its mandate.
According to The BBC Ghana Court Correspondent Muntalla Inusah, the courtroom went to a dead silence moments after the court dismissed the application for lack of merit.
The applicants, according to Inusah, were looking very disappointed while leaving the premises of the court.