The Executive Director of Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS), Mr. Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah has described as surprising and disappointing claims by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that he consulted relevant stakeholders in a decision to reopen schools for JHS 2 and SHS 2 students by October 5, 2020, in his 16th National Address on measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
But Mr Kwasi Gyetuah insists that not even one of their members was consulted in the said decision-making process as the president has claimed.
He said the Council had developed the blueprint for the reopening which copies had been distributed to respective agencies but nothing of that sort was featured yet the president claimed an extensive consultation was made.
Mr Kwasi Gyetuah asserted;
“It’s shocking, really really shocking…because as a major stakeholder in education, we have not been engaged…we have not been consulted so when the government comes out and announce that with relevant stakeholders, who are those relevant stakeholders. If you look at the academic calendar which kind of examination are, they going to write…they should understand that the 2019/2020 academic year has been lost…”
“They did not consult anybody, it is their own pocket information that they are giving it to the government,” he added.