Chairman of the National Council of Head Teachers, Eastern Region has condemned government for what he referred to as "the unnecessary delays in paying school subsidies" as part of government's commitment in promoting quality education in the country.
Bosco Adu made the pronouncement in an exclusive interview with Concord Times, stating that out of the 105 registered primary schools in the district only 75 had received subsidies since the start of 2012. "It is unfortunate that government always talks about making education a priority but much is yet to be achieved in that direction," Adu said.
According to him, the oversight by the government in paying school subsidies is negatively impacting on the educational standard of the country, especially in remote communities where teachers find it difficult to survive.
"We have decided to engage the media so that government and parents actually understand some of the challenges we are going through to maintain quality education in the country," he said.
Abdul Tommy, secretary general of the council, emphasized on the importance of school subsidies which he said serve as a base for school administrations. "We cannot develop those schools without subsidies, which is why in some communities you will notice that the schools have virtually collapsed," he noted.
However, efforts to get the reaction of the Ministry of Education on this issue proved abortive.