Some parents in the Eastern Region are calling on the government to absorb fees of students in private school for this term as schools are set to resume.
Education is at the forefront of the public discussion after President Akufo-Addo announced the resumption of school at all levels in his latest update on Ghana’s management of the coronavirus pandemic.
But even though some parents are excited about the announcement they want the government to absorb first term fees to enable them to organise themselves financially.
Some parents in the Eastern Regional Capital Koforidua have been speaking to Citi News about the resumption of academic activities at all levels.
“I will want the government to do something about the fees because the last year 2020, things are not yeas for us,” one parent said to Citi News.
“The government should look at the situation and pay the kids’ fees. Because of the pandemic, we are all struggling not just the government so the government should help,” another parent said.
“There is no money. Even during Christmas season, we did not have it easy… right now times are hard for even those of us who have jobs,” one other man said.
From January 15, our children in kindergarten, primary and Junior High, in both private and public schools, will resume school.
All SHS 1 students will start classes from March 10 but their seniors in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will return to school from January 18.
Students in universities and other tertiary institutions are to be in school from Saturday, January 9.
In addition, double-track system for first and third-year Senior High School students will end upon the resumption of school for these categories of students.