Executives of the Ghana National Council for Private School (GNACOPS) have descended heavily on officials of Ghana Education Service (GES) over threats issued by the later that schools who fail to go on mid-term will be closed down.
Per the official statement issued by GNACOPS on Monday 15th March 2021, “some officers from Ghana Education Service (GES) are going round telling some private schools to go on compulsory mid-term, else they will close down their school”.
They have described the foregoing as an intimidation and harassment, owing to the fact that there is no regulation that stipulates that both private and public schools in Ghana should compulsory observe a mid-term.
“GNACOPS wishes to inform all member schools that they should not be perturbed by such intimidation and harassment, because there is no Regulation that states that schools should compulsorily go on mid-term. The decision to go on mid-term depends on individual schools and how to run its academic calendar. If any school wishes to stay throughout the term for some reasons, please go ahead and do not allow other people to disrupt your operations.”, Prince Kweku Entsie, HR for GNACOPS indicated in a memo.