Parent Teacher Associations holds conference

The National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA) with other Parent Teacher Association (PTA) leaders has held a three-day conference in Accra.

The conference, which was slated for November 18-20, 2015 at the Accra Teacher Training Centre, sought “to reaffirm and consolidate the sustained contribution of PTAs to educational development”, a communiqué co-signed by Mr Alexander Yaw Danso, President, NCPTA, and Mr Felix Ovulley, Secretary, NCPTA and issued to the Ghana News Agency said.

It said the conference which was on the theme: “Enhancing partnership for sustainable growth and dynamism in education” among other goals discussed the priorities and education sector reform goals.

“PTAs must not be given the handle when it comes to cost and left out of all the other considerations”, it said.

The communiqué said “we need a school system that runs on a new set of beliefs on PTA roles that are appropriate for our era” and urged school heads and Ghana Education Service (GES) officials to continue in their efforts saying in due course, their examples would become standard practice.

“NCPTA salutes the few school heads and GES officials who uphold best practice in governance and do what is right in respect of PTA accounts and funds,” it said. GNA

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