Nine sections of the controversial Pre-Tertiary Education Bill have been deleted, Ghana’s Ministry of Education has said
The deleted sections have to do with the decentralization of the country’s education management body.
A statement from the Ghana Education Service said the decision was taken after a meeting with the various unions within the education sector.
“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 decentralization 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 had said in a statement.
Ghaa Education Service in the 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.”
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Teachers & Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU), Coalition of Concerned Teachers Ghana (CCT-Ghana) and National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) are the unions which kicked against the passage of the Bill currently before Parliament.