The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) says it meant no harm when it called for a review of the implementation of the 3 years old Free Senior High School (Free SHS) policy.
The President of CHASS Alhaji Yacoub Abubakari at the conference 5th Annual Conference held in Cape Coast asked the Government of Ghana to review the implementation of the policy to ensure an effective outcome.
The conference suggested for the central government to levied parents to support the implementation of the Free SHS policy.
Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh commenting on the CHASS call said PTA has nothing to do with the Free SHS policy. asking that “which Free SHS policy that has collapsed the PTA”.
Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh in the interview stressed that the President of the Conference, Mr Alhaji Yacoub Abubakari if making politics with the Free SHS policy does not qualify to be a headmaster of any school.
According to the Manhyia South Member of Parliament, the Government of Ghana (GoG) did not employ headmaster to collect PTA levies or fees but to ensure the day to day administration of the school.
But, Mr Yakub Abubakar addressing the press in Cape Coast on Saturday said the Conference was expecting the central government to dialogue with them to find solutions to the identified challenges of the Free SHS policy.
“CHASS never meant any harm to any system and like we mentioned in our meeting, are not a partisan Association. We are only looking at issues and seeking redress as they should. This is exactly what CHASS meant and nothing outside it”, the President told journalists.
“We are there to implement government policy and for that matter, CHASS will at all times implement the policies of the government of the day”, Mr Yakub Abubakar said
He further announced CHASS readiness to sit down with the government and address issues confronting the Free SHS policy in other to ensure the policy worked effectively for the benefit of all Ghanaians.