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  • Writer's pictureNana yaw Dynamic

Private schools to boycott BECE, WASSCE over high charges by WAEC

The Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has given an admonition that it might blacklist the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) if the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) raises enrollment expenses without talking with them.


Presently, understudies from tuition based schools pay GH¢465 and GH¢214 for WASSCE and BECE, separately. GNAPS is approaching the public authority to perceive low-expense tuition based schools as friendly mediations pointed toward teaching youngsters in denied networks and to in like manner offer help. This declaration was made during the send off of a Pre-Tertiary Non-public schools Proclamation, where GNAPS featured key provokes they believe the following government should address in Ghana's non-public school training area.


Teacher Damasus Tuurosong, the Public Leader of GNAPS, additionally upheld for the expansion of the Free Senior Secondary School strategy to non-public schools. He engaged the public authority to "scrap the 30% need position framework. Private school candidates' registration fees for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) must be covered by the government, just as it does for public school candidates.


"Stretch out the Free SHS program to tuition based school understudies. Survey the Training Administrative Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023) to get rid of excessive administrative charges by the Public Schools Inspectorate Authority, Public Showing Board and Public Committee for Educational plan and Evaluation. "Cancel irritation burdens that are influencing organizations and survey property rates and business tasks license charged by the congregations or more all fix the country's economy to establish a favorable business climate for the activity of tuition based schools," he added.


Additionally, GNAPS threatened to act if their concerns were not addressed. "We beseech WAEC to continuously haggle with GNAPS preceding any expense increment. Allow me to serve notice that GNAPS will lead all pre-tertiary non-public schools to blacklist the following year's BECE should WAEC with no obvious end goal in mind increment the charges. "This year we got the notification late, it might have worked out.


Yet, we are serving the notification early that from the following year assuming that there is no exchange, tuition based schools won't be important for the following year's BECE, and this is definitely not a simple danger. We are binding our boots towards that," he expressed.

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