The Accra-based Achimota Preparatory School has been closed down after a court ruled for the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to take control of the school building, Citi News reported Friday.
According to Education Service, the land and building being occupied by the Achimota Preparatory School (APS) formed part of Achimota Senior High School (SHS) Land per the Achimota School Ordinance No. 7 & 1948.
“The Achimota Preparatory School was for some expatriates during the colonial era and was established for their children, staff of Achimota School and the University College of the Gold Coast.
Over time, the expatriates left the management of the school in the hands of locals who, from time to time, form a management committee to run the school as a private institution. APS has been operating that model to date.
sometime in the 1960s, Achimota School granted a lease to Achimota Preparatory School (APS) to allow it to operate from the premises, which expired in 1970,” the Service stated as quoted by Citinewsroom.com.
The Achimota-based Preparatory School since the 1970s had allegedly ceased making lease payments to the Achimota Senior High School, hence the takeover of the school lands including our investment in the land.