A lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo says Free SHS challenges are worrying teachers in Ghana but the teachers are scared to publicly speak about it amid fears that they might be sacked from post.
Speaking in an interview with the Accra-based Starr 103. 5 FM monitored by Educationweb.com.gh, Prof Ransford Gyampo said, teachers, rather speak to parents privately about the challenges of the Free SHS program.
“The free SHS has been saddled with so many challenges and you hear teachers talking. If you’re a parent and you’re close to them, they’ll talk to you about it. But when you ask them to voice it out, they’ll tell you that when they do, they’ll be transferred,” the Professor stated.
His comment comes after Sam Jonah said people who used to talk about what is wrong about a government policy seem to have lost their voices.
According to him, he sometimes receives threatening text messages he does not believe are enough to gag when he comments on Free SHS challenges and other government policies and issues confronting the country.
“I don’t know if there’s any vociferously political critic who has been asked to shut up. Even me, I’m still talking. You might receive threatening texts here and there,” the University lecturer told Starr FM’s Francis Abban.