The Ministry of Education (MoE) is set to meet the leadership of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) over their threat to delay the 2022 school reopening amid owed arrears, a staff of MoE has said.
CHASS last week following some outstanding arrears announced the 2022 academic year school reopening will be postponed if the central government fails to settle all the arrears owed to them by December 31, 2021.
The leadership in a resolution also requested for the National Food and Buffer Stock (NABCO) to make available all outstanding food supplies to various public Senior High Schools before the next academic year commence.
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools demanded the release of fifty per cent of form 3 perishables, Teachers Intervention Money, Staff Motivation, Development Levy and fifty per cent examination levy.
“Chass will inform GES on January 4, 2022, and advise parents not to send their wards to schools on the reporting date of January 5, 2022, as Heads will not be able to administer the running of the schools amidst these challenges.
We pray and hope that the issues enumerated above would be addressed by the end of this year, to avert any unfortunate happenings,” the Conference of Schools stated in a resolution sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh.
However, a source familiar with the matter Sunday told EducationWeb the Minister in charge of Education, Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum by the close of this week will meet with the CHASS leadership to resolve the issues.
The outcome of the meeting the Education Ministry source said will be communicated to relevant stakeholders and members of the general public. The demands of CHASS before the school reopening for the next academic year are;
A. First Semester forms one and two recurrent (balance) for 2021.
B. The whole of the Second Semester recurrent for forms one, two and three.
C. Form one perishables for Second Semester.
D. fifty per cent of form 3 perishables.
E. Teachers Intervention Money.
F. Staff Motivation.
G. Development Levy.
H. Fifty per cent examination levy