A former Chairman of the Parent Teacher Association, (P.T.A) of Adisadel College, Daniel Owusu Nyanpong is entreating the Ghana Education Service (GES) to set clear guidelines on P.T.A and other voluntary levies following the implementation of the Free Senior High School.
It would be recalled the Central Regional Director recently restrained the school from continuing to take PTA levies.
The former PTA Chairman says the introduction of the Free SHS has not addressed issues regarding P.T.A and voluntary levies paid by students.
He made this appeal when he delivered a speech on behalf of the P.T.A board to mark the 108th Speech and Prize giving Day.
Mr. Owusu Nyanpong used the occasion to point out misconceptions on the payment of P.T.A contributions and other levies and entreated the GES to come out with clear modalities.
He stated that there was a clear directive given to all headmasters not to collect any money including voluntary financial contribution from the incoming form ones. Due to this reason continuing students also refused to pay their contributions. The P.T.A had no choice than to suspend the payment of the levies till 25th November, 2017 until there was reaffirmation for the P.T.A to voluntarily contribute levies for developmental projects in the school.
Unfortunately the Regional Directorate of Education stopped the collection of levies from parents, the reason being it that a faceless woman had gone to GTV to complain about the collection of voluntary levies from parents.
Daniel Owusu Nyanpong, explained the difference between voluntary levies and compulsorily levies. He says the school has not forced any parent to pay any money for developmental projects.
He also bemoaned the culture of maintenance in the school and charged staff and students to do more to protect the school’s properties.
Source: ATL FM News