The Ga south private schools heads Association in the Greater Accra Region have expressed worry over why government has increased registration fee for Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) to 30% and yet public schools are told not to pay anything. Speaking to Amanie News, the secretary of Ga south private schools Heads Association, Mr. Christian Popolampo says Government should support private schools by absorbing part of the WAEC registration fee. Mr Popolampo is also not happy with the disparity between public and private schools and has therefore called on government to treat all Ghanaians equally.
‘’The private schools also teaches and helps one way or the other and the government is trying to help the public schools so we are calling on the government to also help the private institutions by taking half of their registration fees so that parents takes half of it. He stated’’
‘’There is a perception in the system that if you send your wards to private schools, it means you have a lot of money and that is not the case, we have a lot of communities where government schools have been established there and people who live in that situation will be forced to send their wards to the private schools and therefore such people, the government should try and pay some subsidy for the parents in such communities, he emphasized.’’
‘’Whiles we are all Ghanaians and the private schools, we pay tax and other things for the development of the schools, so all burden are on the parent so I will say the government has. He lamented’’.
Story by: Hawa Lebsi.