The Ministry of Education has put in place structures that will streamline the payment of fees and levies in schools, as well as make education more attractive, affordable, and friendly to all persons of school-going age. The Ministry also cautioned that it would not tolerate negative practices in schools, such as the imposition of arbitrary fees, and any educational institution found to have contravened the directives on approved fees, including Parent Teacher Association (PTA) dues for 2009 and 2010, would be dealt with accordingly. This was contained in a speech read for the Sector Minister, Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Kadjebi-Asato Senior High School, in the Kadjebi District of the Volta Region last Saturday. Tettey-Enyo said his outfit was worried over high fees being charged by schools, which he described as totally unacceptable, especially at a time that the government was encouraging as many people to access secondary education in the country.
The Education Minister noted that many children were denied access to education, because many parents could not afford to pay the high fees, and pointed out that the Ministry would not renege on its promise to provide equity, and make education more affordable to the people. Tettey-Enyo observed that currently, the government had increased the capitation grant from GH