According to the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), 126 private schools since the unexpected closure of schools have collapsed due to financial constraints as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
A data from the Council of Private schools indicates 16 of the schools are in the Greater Accra Region, 13 in the Northern, 11 in the Ashanti Region, and 10 each in the Eastern, Upper West, and Bono East regions.
8 in the Central Region, 8 in North East Region, 7 each in Western and Savanna regions, 6 in the Volta Region, 5 in the Western North Region, 4 each in the Ahafo, Bono, and Upper East regions as well as 4 in the Oti Region.
The National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Gyetuah when reached out for comment on the issue attributed the challenges to the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic and its restrictions.
Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah in an interview with Educationweb.com.gh said the locally transmitted virus has left many including the 126 private schools in a state of financial difficulties making it tough for them to operate this year as the President has directed for the reopening of schools this month.