We’ll meet with GES over suspension of PTA dues – National council of PTA


The National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) plans to hold a consultative meeting with relevant stakeholders over the suspension of PTA fees in second cycle institutions.

The Ghana Education Service (GES), has announced that it is putting on hold the collection of the dues to streamline all such levies in all Senior High Schools.

It, however, appears some heads of public second cycle schools are bent on taking PTA dues and levies despite the directive to halt its collection.
They say the suspension will aggravate the financial burden on their schools.

But, speaking to Citi Fm on the suspension, National President of the Council, Alexander Yaw Danso said they will meet to discuss the directive.

“The heads still hold onto PTA finances, at the appropriate time I will get you the names of all those school heads and their schools. This is going to give us an opportunity to sit down with the GES, the ministries and other officials to look at the way forward.”

“We were asked to collect our own dues and levies as an association and run the way we wanted it. Some of the school heads are peeved because they are no longer collecting the dues.

They [heads] were making use of the dues because there was a circular that these heads should be signatories to the PTA accounts. Now, that they have been asked to wash their hands away from the PTA dues, they are peeved and not prepared to back off PTA activities”, he added.