The government at the appropriate time will post trained teachers not employed in public schools to private schools in the country, Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu, Registrar of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) has hinted.
Dr Hilda speaking at the 27th National Conference of Private Schools in Cape Coast said the private schools after the unemployed trained teachers posting will also be supplied with government textbooks as done in public schools.
“NaSIA is in negotiations on behalf of private schools with the Education Ministry on some interventions such as the supply of textbooks and posting of trained teachers not hired by the government to private schools,” she disclosed.
This the NaSIA Registrar said is to ensure equity, fairness and quality education delivery in Ghana’s education system since the private schools are also educating Ghanaian children and need to benefit from the government coffers.
Asked if private schools that do not adhere to the safety Covid protocols in their operations will be shut down, the Director-General of the NaSIA replied yes but advised schools to comply with the protocols to avert such an action.
“Disregarding the safety coronavirus protocols means you are leaving the Ghana Health Service (GHS) with no choice but to recommend the closure of your schools,” Dr Hilda told private school proprietors at the National Conference.
The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) as part of efforts to ensure all private school teachers are licensed and qualified to teach in September this year will commence a teacher education programme for them.
The Executive Director of GNACOPS, Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah in an interview with EducationWeb.com.gh said the fees for the education programme to be organized by the Management University of Education (UEW) are affordable.