Mahama warns the Education Minister: The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions have been tasked by the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, to enhance educational outcomes or risk having their institutions shut down.
In his remarks to CHASS members and the heads of TVET institutions in Kumasi on Saturday and Sunday, Dr. Adutwum made this announcement.
He emphasized that a school should develop intervention programs if its pass percentage consistently ranges between zero and ten percent. READ MORE: Education Minister to close down non-performing schools – MyJoyOnline.com
Mahama warns the Education Minister
Former President John Dramani Mahama has requested that none of the nation’s schools be closed, according to Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum.
He asserts that the Minister’s first duty is to assist students in getting higher grades rather than to close down their institutions.
Thus, Mr. Mahama requested the Minister step down if he had no answers to the nation’s educational issues.
“Help them achieve better results and provide better education for the children, but don’t you dare close schools. The Minister for Education should resign if his only solution to a problem is to close schools,” he said.
The former President stated that the Minister does not have the authority to close schools when speaking to branch executives of the NDC earlier on Sunday, March 19, in Adudwama, in the Ahafo Ano South East Constituency.
Recall that the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions were given a warning by the Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, to improve their educational outcomes or risk having their institutions shut down.
In order to prevent the majority of their kids from becoming a burden on their parents and society as a result of their failure to pass the test, Dr. Adutwum indicated that a school with a constant zero to ten percent pass rate should develop intervention programmes.
The Minister said that shutting down such schools would protect the country from the enormous financial losses that the government was suffering because of such institutions.
The affected pupils will be transferred to other local schools, according to the Bosomtwe politician, so they could finish their studies.