The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Ashanti regional chapter is gradually expanding its membership with the aim of empowering and protecting member schools to come back from COVID 19 all strong.
At least, seven and still counting out of 43 districts in the region have been reached so far.
Executives of the council in the region have said they guarantee to carry out sensitization programmes to equip members amidst COVICD 19 pandemic.
The regional executives made this known to the media at a stakeholder meeting held Thursday, July 16,2020 in the Kwabre East District of the region at Truba to sensitize proprietors and major stakeholders of private education and enrol them unto the council’s platform and unite them as well.
At the meeting, the National Director for Administration and Finance Mrs. Esther Quist Wood assured members that, the council is committed to making sure they empower the activities of private schools and also serve in their interest by channelling their grievances to policy makers or government.
This according to her would make government adhere to their voice and be of assistance to solve the challenges of the private sector of education in the country.
The council during its meeting further made it explicit that the Ghana Education Service (GES) has no right to intimidate the activities of any private school owner in the country.
The National Communication Director, Mr. Samuel Nyamekye also hinted that, GNACOPS offered a keen assistance to their members in applying for government stimulus loan through the National Board for Small Scale Industry (NBSSI) and are very optimistic that disbursement of the requested loan applied will be done very soon.
“This is a good initiative by the council and we will continue offering such help to our members for the greatness of our dear country”, Mr. Samuel Nyamekye assured, adding that “the council is targeting to capture every school in the region so we can offer same help to them”
GNACOPS was established three years ago in 2017 and can now now boasts of over 10,096 member schools out of over 22,000 private schools in the country with 99,257 registered teachers.