The Ghana Education Service (GES), has directed the renaming of a school known as “Woman-no-Good’ D/A Primary School in the Amenfi West District of the Western Region.
The process of the renaming excercise has consequently started to correct what the GES deems an unfit name for a school.
Speaking at a workshop on secondary education improvement project for public relations officers of the GES at Larteh, in the Akwapim North District of the Eastern Region, Mr Stephen Adu, acting Deputy Director-General, in charge of Management Services, said, “Why should a school be named ‘Woman-no-Good’ D/A Primary School? I doubt if there is a queen mother there.”
He said the education minister recently drew his attention to the name “and I have instructed the Regional Director to check it out and start the process of giving it a suitable name.
“Whatever the historical implications might be, names of this sort should not be given to schools.”
According to him, the GES believes that “We must not give names and make statements that have the tendency to discriminate against any section of the general public”.
He urged the public relations officers to effectively inform and educate the public on issues and initiaives that would support good quality education delivery in the country.
Some participants, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency expressed amusement at the name and called on the GES to identify institutions with similar names for renaming.