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29.04.2006 General News

GES boss backs no boarding house suggestion

By Myjoyonline
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The Acting Director General of the Ghana Education Service Michael Nsowah says a suggestion for public second cycles schools to desist from running boarding facilities is in the right direction.

His position corroborates support for the idea by a former GES boss Alex Tetteh Enyo that government should not burden itself with running boarding facilities for secondary schools.

Their comments follow views expressed by the Rector of GIMPA Prof. Adei that secondary schools should not continue running boarding facilities.

Whiles calling for some circumspection, Mr. Nsowah tells Joy news that with proper planning it will be possible in the long term to refrain from running boarding facilities to students who seek secondary education.

“We have a responsibility to provide secondary education to many people as possible that is even if possible to make it universal.

If we are to achieve that, definitely we need to find alternative approaches and one major solution is de-boardinasation but that goes with the efficient transportation systems so that the students can go to school without being late,” he said.