The National Inspectorate Board (NIB) has entreated private school heads to engage with parents on fees for their online learning programme.
“Further, the NIB advises private school proprietors to engage parents to reach a consensus on fees to be charged for virtual learning.”
This comes after some parents raised concerns about the fees charged by private school proprietors for academic work online for the remainder of 2020.
The NIB in a statement also cautioned school authorities that all schools are to remain closed except for the category of students who have been allowed to resume school.
The proprietors of private schools however do not find this news welcoming.
Per the President’s directive in his 16th address, only second and third-year students of Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools are permitted to resume school at the pre-tertiary level.
As second-year students are expected to return to school on Monday, 5 October 2020. The remaining students will resume school in January 2021 to continue the 2019/20 academic year.
NIB also noted that “the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programs.”
It stressed that any attempt by private institutions to run a new academic year will be illegal and in defiance of the government’s directive
Story by: Nana Abena Grant | universnewsroom.com