A Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament Dr. Clement Apaak, has bemoaned challenges confronting some secondary schools, across the country.
Dr. Apaak says he has personally received disturbing news from some secondary schools over the lack of funding to manage the activities of the schools.
Issues of overcrowding in dormitories and classrooms, dining halls are some of the challenges confronting some schools.
Also, others are currently studying under trees due to the lack of space and infrastructure.
Some heads of the affected schools he disclosed have refused to come public with their challenges for fear of losing their jobs.
In one of the several videos he shared, a dormitory of a school [name witheld] is overcrowded with some students sleeping on their mattresses on the floor.
He told Rainbow Radio that the ”culture of silence was indeed real because people are scared to voice our despite the serious challenges confronting the secondary education sector”.
He said the government has sacrificed quality for the poor management of free secondary education.
In a video he shared, he wrote: ”They are not prisoners, they are students. It’s not a prison, it’s a dormitory. Inadequate space, Erratic calendar, Overburdened teachers, Culture of silence, Inadequate/unwholesome food, Double track! Yet UCC is rewarding Akufo-Addo with a Doctorate In Educational Leadership?”
Dr. Apaak who is the MP for Builsa South stressed the need for the headmasters to speak and ignore any form of vindictiveness because the future of our children was at stake.
He said education should be destroyed and people who believe in quality education should also hold the government to account before we regret it later.