The Zonal Chairman for Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) Mr Jacob Odonkor in an address during the official launch of GNAPS week celebration at United Church premises under the theme’’ Reposition Private Schools in an Era of digital age’’. Mr. Odonkor stated that, Technology and IT are gradually driving the economies of the world which Ghana is no exception.
Therefore, there is the need to train students to accept and appreciate Technology which includes the benefits of Technology. ’’We are training our children to accept Tech and use it for the benefit of the society.
We are training responsible youth who must embrace Technology, challenges and those facing the world.’’ We are training the positive mind to the next demands on new skills for employment’’ he added.
Mr Odonkor also expressed disappointment in the GES and the Gov’t on private schools. According to him, GES plan is to sabotage private schools with aim of lifting public schools which he described as unfortunate. This follows after the recent pronouncement by the Director General of GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa that the 30% of student placement into category ‘A’ senior high school should be reserved for public schools in the rural areas and 70% to be shared amongst both private and public schools in the Urban areas where private schools who wishes to enter category ‘A’ should be made to write entrance exams which he said it’s unfair.
He therefore stated that, government should start looking at the private sectors in Ghana because they are facing difficulties which is unfair since all students and schools in Ghana must be treated fairly and equal.
Mr Odonkor ended by encouraging private school teachers to continue with the already good work they are doing.