GNACOPS to hold grand conference over SHS placement

The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) is inviting all leaders of private schools and associations to a grand conference to discuss measures to stop the school placement discrimination against private school students.

“All Private Basic Schools within Accra City – in all MMDAs (apart from Tema and its environs), are invited to attend the Grand Private Schools Leadership Conference for a thorough discussion of the Child Education Support Policy (CESP)

The all-in-one Private School policy, being spearheaded by the Africa Center for Policy Development and Planning (ACPDP), is designed to give private schools a more peaceful, safer and secure environment,” GNACOPS has said.

The forthcoming grand conference the Council in a communique sighted by EducationWeb has indicated will happen on Thursday 21st April 2022 at Royal House Chapel (Ahenfie), Near the Kaneshie Roundabout.Time: 11:00-3pm.

In a related development, the Institute of Child Development (ICD) on behalf of the Private Schools Association, Councils and Coalition has taken the responsibility to challenge the 2021 school placement in the Supreme court.

The educational multipurpose-based entity in a statement copied to EducationWeb said the court action is also based on the position of private schools on the 2021 BECE results released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

“9 out of 10 of private schools we spoke to on the 2021 BECE expectation believe their candidates were marked down or there have been a massaged of private schools results to favour public schools,” the Development said in a release.

The Institute of Child Development added, “It looks as if there is a grand scheme by GES to weaken private education because of their quality education success at the pre-tertiary which many Ghanaians believe and support strongly.”

A legal team the Insitute following the discrimination said has been constituted to challenge the constitutionality of the 30% placement reservation slot for public school BECE students into Senior High Schools at the Ghana Supreme Court.

Private school stakeholders and concerned citizens consequently have been asked to donate to ICD via mobile money to support private schools in the Supreme Court battle for the fair and equal treatment of the Private School Child.

“All contributions should be channelled through Institute of Child Development (ICD) MoMo account number 059 739 3781 using the names of your school, organizations or individual as a reference,” the ICD has urged the general public.

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