The Ministry of Education has said nine sections of the controversial Pre-Tertiary Education Bill that touch on the decentralisation of the country’s education management body, have been deleted.
The decision was taken after a stakeholder meeting between the ministry and unions in the education sector.
The Ghana Education Service, in a statement, explained that the deletion of portions of the Bill “is to ensure that other very important aspects of the Bill can then be proceeded with at Parliament to ensure the final passage of the Bill into law.”
“After a meeting with representatives of the unions in education on Wednesday, 20th May 2020, I am directed by the Hon. Minister of Education to inform you that the Ministry upon reflection has decided to delete the sections which deal with decentralisation of the Education Service namely; sections 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37 of the proposed Pre-Tertiary Bill,” Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwah said in the statement.
The Bill, when passed, will among other things see basic schools, Senior High Schools and TVET institutions being managed by District Assemblies, Regional Education Directorates and a Director-General, independent of the Ghana Education Service.