The government would soon standardize school fees at the basic and senior high levels to eliminate all illegitimate fees being charged in most of the public schools, President John Dramani Mahama, has said.
He said the current situation where some heads of schools decide on their own to charge parents was not only unacceptable but inimical to the progress of poor but brilliant children.
President Mahama said this when he addressed students of the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa as part of his five-day campaign tour of the Western Region.
President Mahama said most parents preferred private schools to public ones on account of the quality the former had over the later and promised to expand facilities and provide all the logistics that would enhance the performance of public schools.
He promised to expedite action on the construction of projects at the University adding “Mining is one of the critical areas in this country, considering the fact that it contributes greatly to our earnings.”
The President called on the management of the university to present to the government the architectural drawings of all their projects for government to have ample knowledge of their needs before intervening.
Professor Samuel Yaw Kumah, the Vice Chancellor, commended the government for the numerous facilities it benefited from and appealed for $200 million to undertake more projects.