Private Education Coalition Committee (PECC) which will be outdoor on December 15 is an administrative body that will manage and coordinate all private education under activities under the Pre-tertiary level in Ghana.
Currently, there are over 22,000 and 356 Private Basic and Senior High schools respectively in Ghana aside the number of private tertiary institutions. With this statistic, it is right to assert that at the basic level, more especially in the rural areas, the educational needs of a great proportion of children are catered for by private education providers.
Private schools in Ghana have become a force to reckon with in terms of providing training and holistic education for infants, adolescents and adults across the country, ranging from Pre-school to the Tertiary level. The rich diversity it brings to the education landscape oftentimes is not given the needed recognition.
The Private Education Coalition Committee (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 for that matter, the Ministry of Education and other agencies under the Ministry.
In light of current global demands in quality education delivery, PECC as part of its responsibility will be required to facilitate the delivery of the following;
Regularly monitoring and advising private schools to deliver a challenging and innovative school and community-based training that fosters all the skills and attributes outlined in the profile dimension of the curriculum. These will equip learners with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitude for their educational progression and for life.
Educating member organisations in accordance with clearly stated educational demands in order to help them recruit, develop and retain inspiring teachers, who are fully committed to the pursuance of innovative, value-driven, excellent quality, internationally acceptable education delivery.
Ensuring the efficacy of an all-inclusive education by preserving and promoting educational pluralism to enable parents to have a choice in the schooling of their children.
Helping member organisations to maintain high academic standards, including the consistent achievement of excellent internal and external examination results, while continuing their commitment to an all-inclusive admissions policy.
Assisting member organisations to secure financial support, aimed at sustaining sufficient reserves in withstanding emergencies and economic uncertainties. This will help to maintain the facilities and infrastructure required to support the evolving educational and co-curricular needs, and the anticipated growth of the school.
Identifying and assessing on an annual basis, the major risks facing the member organisations. And to ensure that mitigating action, including the preparation of contingency plans, have been taken where appropriate.
Providing policymakers and other stakeholders with information on matters of interest and concern to private schools to ensure equitable opportunity to appropriate state education programs facilities for member organisations.
Giving legal advice and support; as well as general counselling on investment control to the management of member organisations.
Monitoring the professional development of both teaching and non-teaching staff by collaborating with the appropriate bodies to run periodic training and workshops on behalf of member organisations.