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15.09.2005 General News

Headmaster ready to buy coal pots for new students

By GNA

Accra, Sept. 15, GNA - After roaming everywhere in search of the school where her child had been placed, Madam Dora Nartey, a businesswoman, finally located the school in Adankwaman Asimdaman, near Assin Manso in the Central Region.

She said when she asked the Headmaster, who is the only one managing the School, how the students would stay in the school, he said he would buy coal pots for the students so that they could cook outside their rooms.

Madam Nartey, who appeared frustrated and disappointed, was among other equally disappointed parents at the Public Relations Department of the Ghana Education Service.

She complained bitterly about the new Computerised School Selection and Placement System and told the GNA that the school had two small rooms - one for boys and the other for girls.

According to Madam Nartey "the Headmaster is the teacher; secretary and everything. How do you expect my daughter to go to such a school? GES should do something about it".

Madam Doris Dou, a second hand clothes seller, said she could not raise enough money to cater for her child in any private school, adding that the Government should stop this private school matter.

Some of the parents and guardians threatened to go on demonstration because they could not imagine how the academic year was beginning on September 19 2005 and they had still not had any school for their wards.

Mr Joseph Odoom, Public Officer of GES, appealed to the parents to exercise restraint and asked them to put in their petitions. He said one week after schools had reopened GES would find out if some students had failed to report and if vacancies existed they could still do some internal arrangement to fix the unplaced students.

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