A Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament Dr. Clement Apaak, says although basic schools reopened school on September 13, 2022, they have no textbooks.
The legislator further alleged that the capitation grant had not been paid despite the reopening of schools for their third term.
According to the lawmaker who represents the Builsa South constituents, checks show that basic schools have yet to receive textbooks, despite the Education Minister’s promise that they would be delivered before school resumed.
He recalled that the Education Ministry had informed Ghanaians that the textbooks were on their way from the various printing houses that had been contracted to print them.
As a result, he wonders why school had resumed but the textbooks had yet to arrive.
He stated that the capitation grant is in arrears for six tranches, or six terms.
He went on to say that not a single pesewa had been paid for the 2021/2022 season.
He also questioned the Education Minister, who had told parliament before the recess that Ghc14 million had been set aside to pay the arrears, why the arrears had not been paid.
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