The Ghana Education Service (GES) Council has recommended that religious bodies be allowed to establish, manage and maintain schools, to supplement government’s efforts in providing quality education for all, the General Manager of Methodist schools, The Very Reverend Stephen Asher, has disclosed.
He stated this at a capacity building workshop at Winneba, organised for headteachers, managers and chairmen, of School Management Committees and Parent-Teacher Associations of Methodist Basic schools in the Central Region.
The Very Rev. Asher intimated that the GES Council’s recommendation symbolised an appreciation of the good work being done by the religious bodies, in terms of their management of the mission schools.
He enjoined all educational units to appoint local managers for effective supervision of their schools and inform district directors of such appointments accordingly.
He implored regional managers to work with the District Directors who had the overall responsibility for education in the respective districts.
The Very Rev. Asher said that both the GES and the religious Education units should work within the laid down parameters and show commitment towards achieving the common goal of efficient, effective and quality education delivery to Ghanaian children.