The Management of Achimota Preparatory School is fighting the Ghana Education Service (GES) over its decision to take over and manage the affairs of the school.
Teachers and parents are calling on the GES to stop harassing them in an attempt to take control of the school which has been in existence for over 70 years.
Addressing the media, one of the spokespersons of the school, explained that the GES’ decision will have a negative toll on the pupils as some are set for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
“They told us the take-over will happen on 24th and by 27th new teachers and administration will be brought in. Some pupils will write BECE and how will the pupils familiarise themselves with the new teachers and pickup before their final exam?” he quizzed.
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Furthermore, he revealed the school is undergoing infrastructural projects which are being financed by the Parent Teacher Association and alumni and it will be a big blow if these projects are discontinued.
“On December 23, 2019, GES called on the heads to deliberate on the take-over which was set to take effect on 24th January. We registered our displeasure with their decision and they asked us to write an official proposal on how we want the school to run,” he said.
He revealed they asked GES in their proposal to fund the school since it is a non-profit making venture which focuses on nurturing the pupils rather than demand fees.
According to him, since they sent the proposal, they were awaiting a response which came a bit too late only to be informed the take-over still stands and their request trashed.
The spokesperson warned GES to rescind their decision which can lead to “chaos and probably bloodshed.”