The Ghana Education Service (GES) has urged school managers to be receptive to divergent views from parents for the growth of their schools.
Speaking at the 4th Graduation and Prize-Giving Day of Julidem Academy, a private basic school at Kasoa, Mr Anthony Amoah, Public Relations Officer at GES cautioned the managers against extortion and authoritarian tendencies.
“You should regularly organise public sessions, such as Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings, open and speech days, to solicit views from parents and stakeholders for the benefit of your own school and the pupils that you educate,” he said.
Mr Amoah said there is no need for any school manager to take an offence at or victimise any child or parent over an issue raised at a PTA meeting and for which they deem contradictory to their position.
He said one of the ways for the school to perform well is for it to liaise with parents and stakeholders in sharing and adopting useful ideas using dialogue and diplomacy.
Mr Samuel Duame, the manager of the school, thanked parents for their immense support towards the development of the school.
“We cannot develop as a school without your support and so we appeal to you to continue to support us to train the children,” he said.
He gave the assurance that his outfit would ensure that teachers and parents continue to work together for the common good of the school and pupils.