15:18, 28.Jun 2018
Retired educationist, IK Gyasi, has said plans by the government to hand over mission schools to the churches is pointless.
According to him, this is not what the country needs at the moment, and that attention should rather be focused on the bottlenecks in senior high schools.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo hinted at moves to hand over the schools across the country in a recent speech.
Speaking at the graduation of Trinity College in Accra on Saturday, Nana Akufo-Addo expressed the hope that a hand-over will help arrest declining moral standards in schools.
"The tradition of discipline, hard work, and integrity that characterise the churches...are needed in our country," he said.
But speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Wednesday, 15 November, Mr Gyasi said: “It is the primary role of all parents to discipline their children at home even before they get to the secondary schools. The secondary schools cannot discipline a child who has gone through immoral practices through his or her life before getting to the school.
“I think this plan is needless, that is not what we need at the moment. We need to have a critical look at the issues and deal with the actual problems affecting the schools, not the handing over to the mission.”