The union of eight private education bodies (PECC) following a statement from the National Schools Inspectorate Authority has said it in the 2020/21 academic year will march forward in unity as the days of divide and rule are over.
The leadership of the yet to be launch Private Education Coalition Committee comment comes after NaSiA formally NIB, yesterday in a release advised the general public to treat any information concerning the inauguration of Private Education Coalition Committee as unofficial.
Private Education Coalition Committee which will be launched on December 15 is an administrative body that will manage and coordinate all private education under activities under the Pre-tertiary level in Ghana.
It 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, the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSiA) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education December 11, 2020, raised concerns that the (PECC) is not a recognised committee by the Ministry of Education (MoE).
NaSiA in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org said Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh and the Schools Inspectorate Authority has no business with PECC, consequently describing it as fake.
PECC in a statement, however, indicated that NaSiA on November 4, refused to attend a stakeholders engagement with private schools organised by the Pre-Tertiary Directorate of the Education Ministry, hence NaSiA’s unaware of PECC.
“All private school associations had the opportunity to make a presentation and PECC members also had the opportunity to do the same. The National Inspectorate Authority, although invited, had no representative. This may be the reason they are unaware of PECC”, it stated.
“As a union of eight private education bodies, we deemed it fit to invite the Education Ministry and the National Inspectorate Authority to our Inauguration, considering the critical roles we all play as partners, to develop the Ghanaian child at the Pre-Tertiary level”, PECC added.
The release signed by the spokesperson of PECC stated” We want to emphatically state that, the days of divide and rule are over. We have crossed the Rubicon, and have resolved to march forward in unity”
“We are by this constitutional provision issuing this disclaimer and urging all well-meaning private educationists and the general public, to give us their unflinching support by attending the PECC inauguration”, it urged.