May 30, 2024

The National Executive of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has expressed their satisfaction on flagbearer of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia proposal to encourage the private sector to build infrastructure for the schools.

As part of preparations towards the 2024 general elections, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on February 7, 2023, delivered a speech on his vision for the country at the Kofi Ohene Konadu Auditorium in UPSA, Accra.

Among other things, Dr. Bawumia stated that his administration will ensure that the private sector will be encouraged to build infrastructure (such as dormitories, classrooms, etc.) which the government will rent over a period of years and own it after a period of time.

Adding that the government will also lease buses for schools.

The proposal, according to the Vice president, will avoid huge initial government outlays (through the GETFUND) and delays in the completion of infrastructure projects in our senior high schools.

During engagements between the National Executive of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Dr. Bawumia on Monday, April 23, 2023, CHASS was excited about the prospects of this policy proposal.

According to them,the policy will reduce the educational infrastructure deficit, improve maintenance, enhance the quality of education and at the same time improve the management of Government expenditure if it is well implemented.

They also made some excellent contributions on improving the free Senior High School Policy and general aspects of education.

“This morning, I held fruitful engagements with the National Executive of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS). They made some excellent contributions on improving the free Senior High School Policy and general aspects of education.” Bawumia wrote on his X

“I used the opportunity to explain my vision of leveraging the private sector and an enhanced credit system to expand educational infrastructure and support teaching and non-teaching staff to improve the quality of education and educational outcomes. Under my proposal (which I mentioned during my February 7th speech at UPSA) the private sector will be encouraged to build infrastructure (such as dormitories, classrooms, etc.) which government will rent over a period of years and own it after a period of time. Government will also lease buses for schools. This new mode of financing will avoid huge initial government outlays (through the GETFUND) and delays in the completion of infrastructure projects in our senior high schools.” He added.

“Like me, CHASS is excited about the prospects of this policy proposal as it will reduce the educational infrastructure deficit, improve maintenance, enhance the quality of education and at the same time improve the management of Government expenditure.”

I am grateful to the leadership of CHASS for the honest and fruitful discussions.

It is possible!!!

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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