The Liberal Party of Ghana’s (LPG)Central Regional Chairman and 2020 parliamentary candidate for Agona East, Mr. Samuel Aryeequaye, has called on Minister of Education, Hon. Yaw Adu Twum, to end boarding school system in the country.
He told Nana Owoahene Acheampong of Atinka Fm in Accra yesterday that dismantling this system will ensure the seamless operation of the Free Senior High School policy while also strengthening the country’s second circle educational framework.
According to him, the boarding school system increases the government’s financial burden by making the state accountable for energy bills and feeding these youngsters, undercutting the stated noble policy.
Aside from that, he claims that abolishing the boarding school system will assist improve senior high schools outside of major cities such as Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Tema, and others by removing the need for students to commute from, say, the Northern Region Greater Accra.
He also stated that it will help to get adequate classrooms for these schools and will put an end to the “schools Under Trees” problem.
These dormitories, he claims, can be transformed into classrooms for even the most basic schools to use.