A member of the communications team of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP); Asamoah Gyamfi has revealed that the reason some head teachers of the secondary schools are secretly against the introduction of the flagship Free Senior School (Free SHS) policy is because, it has blocked the avenues for some of these head teachers used to make unbridle moneys for their individual pockets.
Now admissions are on large scale and they don’t have the opportunity to do their ‘protocol things’ which we all know was a means for parents to pay more for the admission of their wards into the various schools he said.
He said the flagship Free SHS has eliminated the avenues for some of these unscrupulous head teachers to make illicit moneys on the blind site of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
‘’We have blocked all those loopholes with the Free SHS policy so, a handful of them are angered by the introduction of the policy hence the immediate past head teacher of the Winneba Secondary School Cecilia Kwakye Cofie speaking ill about the challenges of the policy’ he said.
According to him, now procurement for goods and kitchen items are done on day to day needs of the various schools under auspices of the National Buffer Stock Company Limited.
The Buffer Stock Company now supplies the food items and some of these head teachers have been deprived of the opportunities to do ‘certain things’ along the line he revealed.
Mr. Asamoah Gyamfi made this revelation on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show on Accra-based Happy FM hosted by Kwame Afrifa Mensah.
‘I am not surprise some of these head teachers are complaining about the policy and the delays in the release of subsidies.
It’s because their avenues to make some moneys into their private pockets have blocked by the policy he said.
He said the policy is good one and any government may try to abrogate it will face stiff opposition in doing so.
The policy has come to stay in spite of the initial challenges that have confronted the policy he maintained.