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Dr Clememt Apaak tells why there are crises in the educational sector

Education In Crisis - Basic Schools 

Dr. Clement Abas Apaak.M.P, Builsa South and Deputy Ranking Member On Education Committee of Parliament shares his reasons why there are crisis in the educational sector especially in the basic schools.

Clement Abas Apaak is a Ghanaian politician and member of the Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana representing the Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress. In his view ,he made mention of reasons behind the crisis in the educational sector especially in the basic.Below are his reasons.

1. We don't know exactly when Public Basic Schools will reopen. Today, January 10, 2022 Private Basic schools have reopened. When will Public Basic schools reopen, we need to know. 

2. 44,000 teachers out of 284,000 Basic school teachers left the teaching profession in 2021 alone. This is 15%, the highest in 20 years. Why did they walk away from the classroom, and how soon will they be replaced?

3. Capitation Grant is in arrears for Four Tranches (2 each for 2019/2020 & 2020/2021 academic years). And because of this, Heads borrowed in order to keep the schools running because that's the only source of income to Basic schools. When will the arrears be paid?

4. No textbooks in our Public Basic schools two years after the implementation of the new Standards Based, yet we claim to be implementing a standard based curriculum?

These are just a few of the issues that need the immediate attention of government and the President. 

The immediate issues affecting secondary and tertiary education will also be highlighted in due time.

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