A veteran educationist is championing a game-changing move in the administration of Ghanaian schools.
Currently, only trained teachers who have risen through the ranks of the Ghana Education Service (GES) can be bestowed with the privilege of heading a state-ownedschool.
But education columnist for the Daily Graphic newspaper, Anis Haffer, has asked for revolutionary decision to be taken against that norm.
Mr. Haffer believes the state should invest in qualified managers that can run the schools instead of depending on teachers who may not necessarily be vest with requisite leadership abilities.
“We need a calibre of qualified people who can show leadership in terms of managing the schools and they do not necessarily have to be teachers,” he said at the “Scorecard” panel discussion, a forum on the government’s performance almost two years into the administration.
The educationist was reacting to concerns that the standards of education was falling both at management level through to the classroom.
Mr. Haffer stated that he has visited schools in the country which lack places of convenience like toilet facilities, “and nobody cares; including the parents.”