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CHASS runs second cycle schools on scanty resources

CHASSThe Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) is struggling to run second cycle schools on very little money.

CHASS says this has become a major challenge for the conference as schools only rely on school fees, government subsidy and feeding grants from government.

The heads of the schools are however, not allowed to charge additional fees without permission from education authorities to supplement receipts from government.

They are therefore hard pressed for cash in running the school effectively.

Highlighting their challenges, President of CHASS, Samuel Ofori-Adjei at a news conference noted that sometimes members of CHASS find it very difficult to provide the basic learning materials for teachers to perform their duties very efficiently.

According to him, the schools lack the needed textbooks to make their work effective and to impact knowledge into the students.

CHASS also complained about the lack of sources of income to run school buses as there is no money to fuel them, adding that utility bills, though subsided for students, have not changed from six cedis for the last two years, despite increases in tariffs in the country.

To the Head of CHASS, the amount of money government provides for utilities are just not adequate to settle the bills that eventually come from the utility companies.

Meanwhile, Mr. Ofori-Adjei apologized on behalf of the heads of schools, who were cited for charging exorbitant fees for running the activities of the schools.

 

Source: myjoyonline

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