The Deputy Western Regional Chairman of the Ghana National Association of private Schools (GNAPS), Thomas Essien, has expressed worry about the increasing number of what he termed ‘Mushroom schools’ in the country.
He said such schools are mostly unregistered, not recognize by the Ghana Education Service and often exploit parent.
Mr. Essien was speaking at the launch of the Regional GNAPS Week celebration at Takoradi.
He suggested to the Regional and District Directors of Education to team up with their local GNAPS Group to prepare a list of schools that are registered with the GES.
Mr. Essien also suggested to the GES to institute measures that will make it compulsory for all private schools especially the new ones to join the association.
This he explained will enable the GES to have more effective oversight and control of private schools.
The Regional Administrator of GNAPS, Emmanuel Appiah, who spoke on private school education in an emerging economy, urged proprietors of private schools especially those in the Western Region to improve their infrastructural and education facilities to enable them to benefit from the oil find in the region.
The Omanhen of Essikado, Nana Kobina Nketsiah, commended GNAPS for its immense contribution to the improvement of education.