Kofi Asare quizzes why Achimota BECE Graduates Paying 1,034gh Clearance Fee Before School Selection.

Kofi Asare quizzes why Achimota BECE Graduates Paying 1,034gh Clearance Fee Before School Selection.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for public basic school managers to meet financial demands of their schools. Most basic schools bemoan that they are running on zero account as government has failed in it’s obligation to provide enough funds and on time. To keep the schools running, some heads are resulting to other means including the illegal ones to accumulate funds to run affairs.

 

In a Facebook post, the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch shared a clearance form purported to emanate from Achimota “A”  Basic school demanding a whopping 1034gh cedis from Junior High School 3 students who recently finished writing their BECE and a re currently going through the school selection process. According to the post, students are to clear themselves with the said amount before being allowed to go through the selection process.

 

This development the education advocate finds disturbing and calls on the ministry of education to look into it as a matter of urgency.

He also said even though the government has failed to provide capitation grants for running the schools which heads claim are in areas from 2020, it is not the best way to ask the pupils to pay. Heads should rather write to the ministry of education or the employer GES just as CHASS and PRINCOF have been doing.

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