The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has admonished private school owners in the country to revolutionize from self-governance private schools management of practices to corporate governance systems.
The National Executive Director for the Council gave this advice on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, when the leadership of the GNACOPS engaged the entire Private Education Operators at Akuapem-South District in Eastern Region.
Their meeting forms part of President Akufo-Addo’s directive to start consultative on modalities on how schools would be reopened as far as private schools in the country are concerned.
He admonished and cautioned the school leaders to revolutionize their thinking from self-governance private schools management of practices to corporate governance systems that promote and espouse transparency and accountability of duty.
Speaking at the meeting, the GNACOPS Executive Director, Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah presented some key school’s operational indicators that need to be implemented to help schools owners sustain their business and informed the participants some measures that need to be in place for reopening of schools.
The Executive Director following the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on private school owners and teachers has admonished proprietors and management of private schools to revolutionize from the previous way of managing schools which he described as “self-governance management to corporate governance systems” that he said to promote and espouse transparency and accountability of duty.
Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah in an earlier interview with Georgeweb.org explained that the self-governance management of the school is where decisions are taken by school proprietors without consulting any third party because they believe they own the school and decides on their own.
Explaining further, he said corporate governance systems which promote and espouse transparency and accountability of duty is a step in the right direction for managing private schools.
This he said will help school owners consult relevant stakeholders in the education sector for advice on managerial practise that would ensure that teachers and staff of Private Schools are well placed for better conditions of services.
According to him, the outbreak of the global pandemic has thought private school owners the need to register their schools adding that “even though the outbreak has hit private schools hard but private schools that are not registered situation is different from those we have their data”. he told Okyere Darko George.
In attendance at the engagement meeting were District Director of Education for Akuapem- South District and his front line officials.