The Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has warned members not to take advantage of the reopening of schools to charge outrageous fees.
The Public Relations Officer of GNAPS, Mr. Naphtali A. Kyei-Baffour, told Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that members will not be spared if caught doing that.
He said the reopening was good news but comes with responsibilities from the members.
He explained the schools are now putting in place internal mechanisms to ensure that the safety of students is assured.
The Association he revealed will issue guidelines for members to use to ensure the safety and security of students in line with the safety protocols.
The reopening he stated was expected after several consultations with stakeholders.
He advised members not to engage in acts that will lead to another closure of schools.
He was optimistic the members will adopt a shift system to allow them to manage the number of students, practice social distancing and other safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.
He asked the schools to also adopt online and face-to-face teaching systems to prevent the spread of the virus.
He said the Association has asked schools to engage with parents to find ways to ensure the smooth teaching and learning in their schools.
Naphtali A. Kyei-Baffour warned any school that fails to put in the needed measures before reopening would be shut down.
He said there would be some parents who may be compelled to withdraw their wards from some schools and take them to new schools hence any attempt to introduce new levies and fees will not be advisable.
Parents he added would want to see the safety of their wards.
He further asked schools not to impose the sale of nose masks and other PPEs on students.