The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) is entreating the government to provide clear guidelines for the reopening of schools in the country.
In an interview with Alpha Beta’s Head of Operations, Dr Naomi Agyepong said due to no standard guide for reopening of schools, it has led to inconsistencies among various schools.
“We had to employ a lot of guesswork and try to copy what has happened in other countries. Alpha Beta has had a plan from last year which we still had to modify a little bit more to accommodate the current circumstances. The challenge is that without a standard guide, even engaging with parents can sometimes become a bit difficult because all schools will not be acting consistently,” she said.
GNACOPS also appealed for a 6-month extension of statutory tax payments for private schools to enable its members to effectively manage schools amid COVID-19 as well as build financial muscle to fulfil statutory tax payments.
The National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Enoch Gyetuah among other things said: “we need a system where the government will support private schools in terms of regulatory flexibility.”