Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei has described the 200 community day schools constructed under former President John Mahama as useless.
According to him, the establishment of the schools was a waste of time.
He said the schools were unnecessary giving reasons that it would not be beneficial to those in the rural areas.
Speaking in an interview, the veteran Educationist said, “They are only useful for urban areas. All that they have put in the villages are going to be useless. The only people who benefitted from it are the contractors, not Ghana’s education.”
He added that the school buildings have the capacity to enroll only 1,500 students each and lacks boarding facilities to accommodate students.
“They are useless because to transport 1,500 people, you have to go about 30 km radius in order to fill them without any boarding, without any teachers’ bungalows, nothing. How can you do so?” he queried.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah