A Kumasi based renowned man of God, Very Rev Twumasi-Ankrah has stressed the need for the government to come out with measures that could ensure that discipline and transparency prevail in the Ghana Education Service.
The clergy was commenting on the importance role which attached to the free Senior High School concept.
He observed that the concept is laudable and has been supportive to many parents, careful analysis suggests that there are people in the Ghana Education Service whose attitudes point to the derailment of the free education system.
Very Rev Twumasi-Ankrah who is the Executive Director of Synagogue Council of Churches And Pastors Association (SYCCPA) alleged that Ghana Education Service is engulfed with lot of suspicion in the form of indiscipline where certain heads of the Senior High Schools have been given the free hands to decide for themselves which in his view, is contrary to the smooth running of the education sector in the country.
He said if measures are put in place to reverse the trend transparency and discipline that have lost in the education can be restored to ensure the smooth running of the sector.
The clergy who also doubles as a lecturer at the Christian University College of Education bemoaned the rate in which some heads of schools have been politicizing the education to the disadvantage of Ghanaians.
Very Rev Twumasi-Ankrah recalled that recently some heads of the Senior High Schools allegedly unilaterally decided to demand for endless list of items from parents whose wards were admitted to the free senior high school programs, a situation he said led to public outcry from parents.
Yet nothing was said nor any punitive action was taken against the heads who were involved in the demands, thus giving such heads the confidence to act on their own.
The clergy insisted that it is now time that when the citizens raised an objection against suspicious characters in the government, government should respond to it quickly probe instead of keeping silent to the disadvantage of the masses.
The man of God further expressed worry that for the past three years there are still no text books in the primary schools though a new educational curriculum (NACCA) has been introduced.
Very Rev Twumasi-Ankrah asked on whether this situation can be linked to financial constraint or a sheer negligence of duty.
Adding we have the Ministry of Monitoring And Evaluation which is expected to enforce monitoring in the education sector to ensure discipline and transparency, yet such Ministry prefers to remain silence, whilst people allegedly continue to take the education sector for granted.
No nation that has been put on an auto play has ever worked until such auto play is removed, the humble servant of God reiterated.
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