Mr. Alexander Kyeremeh, a Deputy Minister of Education responsible for Pre-Tertiary, has assured senior high schools (SHSs) that they would soon receive their subsidies for the third term of the 2015/2016 academic year.
Mr. Kyeremeh gave the assurance in Sunyani when he addressed the opening of the 54th annual meeting of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) on the theme,“Discipline at Senior High School level – a pre-requisite for quality education.”
He said “the Ministry is in talks with the Ministry of Finance to treat subsidies as part of item one so that we avoid the undue delays”.
Mr. Kyeremeh, who is also the Member of Parliament for Techiman North, therefore urged the SHS heads to ensure timely submission of inputs since the processes governing the financial administration of public funds in the country took a reasonable length of time.
He said the Education Ministry was mindful of those SHSs that did not benefit from the recent allocation of vehicles, and hoped that such institutions would get theirs during the next allocation by government.
Touching on the theme, Mr. Kyeremeh reminded teachers of their role in remoulding students to possess positive traits that ensure discipline among the youth.
Mrs. Cecilia Kwakye Cofie, National President of CHASS, said CHASS remained committed to the creation of a congenial environment that allowed effective teaching and learning to prepare students for global citizenship.