GNAPS Affirms Commitment to Addressing Challenges in Private Schools and Campaigning for Supportive Political Party

The Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has declared their intention to actively engage in politics and campaign extensively for a political party that pledges to address the numerous challenges faced by private schools in Ghana. This announcement was made during their annual celebration of GNAPS week, themed “ELECTION 2024: The Private Education Manifesto.”

During the event, Mr. Joseph Quaye, the Zonal Secretary, reiterated the sentiments expressed by the GNAPS President at the launch of GNAPS week. He emphasized that although GNAPS is an apolitical civil society organization, they will promote their manifesto as if they were a political party. They believe that their survival depends on the government’s education policies.

As part of their private education manifesto, GNAPS is calling for the following:

  1. Scrapping the priority placement system by 30%
  2. Government absorption of BECE and WASSCE registration fees for private school learners
  3. Extension of the Free SHS program to private school students
  4. Review of the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 Act 1023
  5. Recognition of Low Fee Private Schools as social interventions and support for educating children in deprived communities
  6. Abolishment of nuisance taxes that increase the cost of doing business and review of property rates and business operating permits

These demands highlight the need for policy changes and support from the government to address the challenges faced by private schools in Ghana.

Hon. Agnes Naa Momo Lartey, MP for the Krowor constituency, expressed the NDC’s unwavering support for GNAPS. She emphasized their commitment to joining forces with their Flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, once elected on December 7th.

Zone 2 of GNAPS organized a route march involving schools from the Krowor and Ledzokuku constituencies as part of their week-long celebration. The march kicked off at Cold Store with private schools from the Krowor constituency, while private schools from Teshie began their march at Ist Junction. Both groups concluded their route march at Teshie Estate Preparatory School (TEPS).
Hon. Benjamin Narteh Ayiku, the MP for Ledzokuku, was also present at the celebration.

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