Private Education Coalition Committee, when launched on December 15, will be the official mouthpiece of private schools, manage and coordinate all private education activities under the Pre-tertiary level in Ghana.
A statement shared with Georgeweb.org said PECC will primarily be mandated to coordinate activities in the interest of all member parties and represent its affiliates/members in all engagements with the government and agencies under the Ministry of Education.
But, National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), formerly National Inspectorate Board (NIB), on social media have said the Private Education Coalition Committee is fake and unrecognised by the Education Ministry.
“Kindly disregard any information stating that the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh is the Special Guest for the “Inauguration of the Private Educational Coalition Committee”, NaSIA stated.
The National Schools Inspectorate Authority comments come after the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) announced to launch the committee on December 15, inviting members of the general public.
A flyer attached to NAsiA’s communique indicated the Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh will be the special guest for the inauguration, meanwhile, an official flyer of the launch from GNACOPS did not state that.
The GNACOPS Executive Director when reached out for comment on NaSiA’s statement expressed disappointment in the agency, saying they should have made enquiries before describing PECC as a fake Committee.
“NaSiA has not found out from the Pre-tertiary whether they know PECC or not, so sometimes there are certain things they have to be investigative before they take up public reactions,” he told Okyere Darko George.
According to him, the Management of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSiA) was invited to a stakeholder meeting between the Education Ministry and private schools but NIB refused to attend, hence their ignorant about Private Education Coalition Committee (PECC).
If we’re not recognised how possible that an official meeting was organised between the private schools and the Ministry, NTC and NaCCA were present but NIB who claim you control private schools didn’t show off”, Mr Gyetuah stressed.
A document sighted by Georgeweb.org proves that PECC is a committee recognised by the Ministry of Education and even made a presentation at the stakeholder meeting which the Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum was present.