The Upper East Regional branch of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has appealed to the government to settle boarding grant arrears for second-cycle institutions in the region
The Upper East Regional Chairperson of CHASS,
At the meeting, which was to discuss preparations for the next academic year,
She also drew attention to poor staffing, especially concerning non-teaching staff, in many of the schools, as retired caterers and pantry staff were not replaced.
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In addition, schools that were recently converted to boarding status had to rely on volunteers in the communities to cook for the students, she said.
She gave an assurance that the Upper East Regional branch of CHASS was ready to support the successful implementation of the free senior high school (SHS) programme.
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For his part,
“The good news is that the free SHS policy has come to stay to give education to all Ghanaian children, irrespective of the economic state of their parents. The government is doing everything on its part and we also have to do our part,” he stated.
“As a government, we believe that with strong engagement of all stakeholders, we are bound to and shall overcome the challenges ahead of us. That is why I’ve asked for this meeting for us to interact and prepare for the next academic year. This is our region and we cannot afford to let it down,” he stated.
The Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service,