Several Private Basic Schools in Upper West Region aren’t licensed to operate yet have been established by some business men and other Residents to generate revenue and Educate Students.
Wa Municipality has over 30 private basic Schools operating in various residential areas, most of the schools operate with the support of Graduate senior high school students and some non Professional graduate teachers.
The National Teaching Council headed by Dr. Christian Addai Poku had cautioned operators of private schools to appoint licensed professional teachers to avoid closure.
Several private schools in Wa have no documentation and are operating in rented apartments, according some parents, the environments in which some of the schools are sited aren’t safe and as a result noise pollution affects teaching and learning activities.
The Regional Director of Education has been urged to monitor and ensure that licensed Schools are listed and published to the public to take rightful decisions as to where their wards are enrolled.
Efforts are being made to contact the Regional Public Relations Office headed by Mr. Justin Kpan in order to publish list of Private schools registered under the Upper West Regional Education Directorate.