Executive Director, Ghana National Council of Private Schools has said Government’s decision to license all private schools and teachers within the year 2020 as part of the road map to teacher professionalism will lead to the collapse of 70 percent of private schools in Ghana, the Executive Director of Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Mr. Enoch Gyetuah, has hinted.
Per his assessment, 70 percent of low-fee-paying schools will fold up under the licensing policy owing to the fact that most private schools will not meet the criterion for the licensing.
He continued that should the policy be implemented by 2020, private schools will be forced to employ licensed teachers whose salaries they cannot afford, coupled with the fact that schools without licence would not be permitted to operate, leading to the collapse of many of them.
According to the national boss for GNACOPS, only 5 percent of the private schools (elite schools) will be able to survive under this policy.
“The remaining 25 percent (mission, populated and affiliate schools) will be able to endure for some few years, hopefully up to two and four years,” Mr Gyetuah said.