Politics of Thursday, 10 July 2014
The Progressive People’s Party is calling for government to set up a special education task force to be called the “education police”. The body according to the party is to ensure that every school going child is enrolled in a school.
The PPP appeared in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a legal enforcement of the free compulsory basic education policy as spelt out in article 38 of the constitution.
According to the party, all provisions as stipulated by the constitution to make basic education free, universal and compulsory have been ignored by successive governments.
The PPP is of the view that the constitution has been breached and wants the highest court of the land to hold government to its legal obligation.
Its General Secretary, Kofi Asamoah Siaw told Ultimate Radio, the proposed task force should monitor the enrollment and continuous stay of school children in basic schools.
“It’s just a unit that will have a database of all Ghanaian children and their enrollment in any school or college. If the task force finds out that there is a certain ‘Kofi Asamoah’ who should be in school isn’t, the task force should find out why that child shouldn’t be in school,” he explained.
Mr. Asamoah Siaw intimated that the proposal formed part of their agenda at ensuring that in the long term, the least educational qualification of any Ghanaian will be a senior high school certificate holder.
He was optimistic the Supreme Court will hear them out and give government definite timelines to ensure that the FCUBE aim of the constitution is enforced to the latter.