The private schools in Ghana has welcome the National Democratic Congress’ manifesto on education especially its plan of robing in private schools into the Free SHS program if given the nod in the 2020 election.
Private Schools association known as the Conference of Heads of Private Second-Cycle Schools (CHOPSS) in a statement has praise the NDC’s plan of including them in the Free SHS saying it will give students a wider range of schools to choose from.
NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama announced the launch of its manifesto a few weeks ago said they will including the private schools into the Free SHS program since it is currently not benefitting from the policy.
The statement signed by the General Secretary of the association, Joseph Dzamesi said “We believe that this is the only way the problem of access to secondary education, which gave rise to the double-track system of education can be solved. We believe that a public-private partnership of this nature is a win-win for the Ghanaian government, Ghanaian children, and Ghanaian educational entrepreneurs. This policy will protect many of the 335 private SHSs in Ghana and protect over 10,000 jobs in the private secondary educational sector.
“It will give more options to Ghanaian children as they can choose to attend a private school near them or a public school. Finally, it will reduce the pressure on government in its attempt to build additional infrastructure in public schools.”
The full statement is below:
Source: Ghana Waves