Oyoko (E/R), Aug. 30, GNA - The African Confederation of Principals (ACP), an umbrella body of heads of Secondary Schools in Africa, will hold its 2014 conference in Ghana.
Mr Samuel Ofori-Adjei, Vice President of the ACP, and Headmaster of Accra Academy, announced this at the 51st Annual Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) at Oyoko in the New Juaben Municipality.
He said the theme for next year™s ACP conference would be śEducating the African Child: Walking the Policy talk.ť
Mr Ofori-Adjei said the conference would brainstorm on ideas and policies that would help African governments to make informed decisions to improve education in their various countries.
He said the conference was very important because it would enable the various heads to share common ideas and deliberate on issues that are of concern to education in Africa.
śIt will also help us know how other African educational systems work so that we can learn and fuse, into ours, the quality aspects in theirs,ť he said.
Using Kenya™s educational system as an example, Mr Ofori-Adjei said, the Kenyans had about 7,000 public Senior High Schools with Ghana having just about 500.
He said the Kenyan™s constitution stipulated that no school had more than 500 students which enable easy control and teaching and learning, this is śunlike the case in Ghana where some schools accommodate 2,000 students.ť
Mr Ofori-Adjei said the overpopulation in most SHS in Ghana did not promote quality teaching and learning, adding that, it would be important to have more SHS but with moderate number of students to enable heads to control.
He applauded the government™s initiative to achieve the target of making secondary education accessible to all citizens irrespective of their locality and said it would help ease congestion at most SHS in the country.