Education and discussion on capacity grant
On the 22nd December 2015, we organize another forum with stakeholder to discuss measures to improve upon the Capitation Grant Policy in public basic schools. This activity was organized in front of the Chiefs Palace, Agona Swedru and participants were personnel from SEND-Ghana, school children, parents, teachers, chief and opinion leaders, Assemblymen and women and other stakeholders in the Agona West Municipality. During the programme, the director or YLF highlighted the capitation grant policy and urged all stakeholders to come on board so that measures can be put in place to ensure that children in public basic schools stay comfortably in school without been sacked for nonpayment of fees and levies. The school children were also admonished to learn hard and should always give feedbacks to their parents concerning levies charged in their schools.
Output/Outcomes: The school children claim high levies are being charged in their schools irrespective of the policy.
Teachers encouraged the organization (YLF) to embark on more education on the capitation grant policy with parents.
Challenges: The time allocated for the education and discussion during this forum was not adequate due to series of activities that were carried at the venue.
Lessons Learned: Adequate time and resources should be allocated so that an in depth discussion can be held on the capitation grant policy.
Remarks/Conclusion: From the discussion, it was realized that the Capitation Grant Policy has a lot of challenges and YLF is looking forward to having a broader discussions on the measure.