The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has issued a warning to Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools and Principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions to improve their educational outcomes or face closure.
Speaking at the annual Conference of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) and Principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions, Dr. Adutwum stated that schools with a consistent zero to ten per cent pass rate would be closed down to save the government from incurring huge financial losses.
The Minister urged the heads to put together intervention programs for such schools to ensure that their students can find opportunities for further studies. He also praised the heads for their role in transforming education in the country and pledged to continue providing the necessary resources.
Ms. Gifty Twum-Ampofo, MP, the Deputy Minister for Education, in-charge of TVET, also reminded the principals to equip students for the job market and urged them to enhance their capacity through relevant reading.
Affected students would be redistributed to nearby schools for them to continue their education and become relevant to the nation. The government officials present at the conference included the Ghana Education Service (GES), National Education Leadership Institute (NELI), Free Senior High School Secretariat, Funds and Procurement Management Unit (FPMU), and the Ghana TVET Service.