GES Urged To Reduce Moral Decadence In Second Cycle Institutions
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Mr. Godwin Sowah, President of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools(GNAPS) has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to initiate reforms that would reverse moral decadence that had become synonymous with most boarding institutions. He said the move would help reduce demonstrations, drug abuse, and rampant thefts in schools. Mr Sowah made the call when he addressed the Fifth speech and Prize-Giving Day of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) senior High School at Gomoa Jukwa near Agona Swedru at the weekend. He stressed the need for the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to come out with a comprehensive programme to eradicate disrespect and misconduct among students in second cycle institutions. The President of the Association called on the GES to check unlicensed and unregistered private schools that exploit pupils, students and parents with impunity and lacked respect for rules and regulations of the GES. He therefore urged Regional and District Directors of Education to work with local GNAPS to weed out bad nuts from the educational system and suggested to GES to prepare a register for licensed schools. Mr. Sowah noted that the roster would be published in the national newspapers to guard and protect innocent parents and their wards from undue exploitation. Mrs. Akosua Asiedu Ntriakwa, Headmistress of the School commended parent Teacher Association (PTA) for purchasing a vehicle for the school to facilitate transportation of students and other services. She announced that the computer laboratory had been furnished with 50 computers and internet facility, adding that in this age of information technology it would go a long way to help the school move forward. Mrs Ntriakwa stated that discipline has reached high standards and urged parents to feel free since their children were in safe hands in the school.