Disbursement of GHc50m stimulus to private schools approved – NBSSI

Director-General of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, has said the approval for the disbursement of stimulus packages to over 1,000 private schools in the country has been approved.

The disbursement is to support private schools across the country.

She said this on TV3’s New Day on Monday September 13,2020.

According to her some schools have received their packages.She added that there are issues with the bank accounts of the others that are yet to receive theirs.

“In thinking about the pain of the private teachers or the people that work for them and the challenges they are going through at this time, government then thought it wise to commit about 50 million cedis of funds to support the schools and to also support the private teachers , so I think it is very commendable. We are doing all that we can to ensure that we get to them”she said

This comes after Private schools in the country petitioned the government to support them.

The teachers indicated that parents are unwilling to pay outstanding fees from the previous term in 67% of private schools as 85% of these institutions acquire virtual learning platforms and resources to continue educating children through distance learning.

Paa Kweku Eshun Talksafrica.com

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