Home / EDUCATION / Review Free SHS policy now – CHASS

Review Free SHS policy now – CHASS

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools(CHASS) has called for an immediate review of the Free Senior High Schol policy.

The conference holds the view that the policy which implementation started three years ago has resulted in the collapse of Parent Teachers Associations in schools across the country which is responsible for many abandoned projects and support for schools.

Speaking at the 5th annual conference of CHASS at Wesley Girls SHS in Cape Cape, the President of CHASS Yakubu Abubakar asked the Ghana Education Service and relevant stakeholders to look at the possibility of reversing that part of the policy to enable school authorities discharge their duties effectively.

Our observation over the period is that PTA activities are gradually dying in our schools. Hitherto, the PTAs were playing very significant roles in our schools. If a policy is in place and for the past three years it is not working then it needs to be relooked at. No wonder you go to many schools and you see PTA abandoned projects at various levels. At present even though there are delays in the release of funds, schools do not have the leverage like PTA to assist them and so making the effective administration of schools problematic. After three years of the implementation of the Free SHS policy, CHASS is calling for a review of the policy.”

The Conference, further called for a review of the portion of feeding grant given to schools for perishables to be increased from 30% to a minimum of 40%.

Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com

About admin

Check Also

NDC promises to absorb all fees for 2020/2021 tertiary students

The National Democratic Congress has promised to absolve all fees for SHS students who will …

READ: Student demands refund of school fees after Mahama’s Free SHS claim

A letter from a student to his former headmaster seeking a refund of his fees …

UEW Kumasi, Mampong campuses change name

The College of Technology Education in Kumasi (COLTEK) and the College of Agriculture in Mampong …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by Live Score & Live Score App