The Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has directed the removal of various clauses from the Pre-Tertiary Bill currently before Parliament.
This follows extensive discussions between the Ministry and the various pre-tertiary teacher unions, which have expressed misgivings about particular sections of the bill. In particular, the relevant sections are clauses 29 to 37 of the bill, which come under the heading ‘Decentralised Education at the District Level’.
In ordering the removal of these clauses following careful reflection on the issues raised by the unions, the Honourable Minister expects that the other very important parts of the bill can now proceed through the parliamentary process with the support of all stakeholders to be passed into law.