PTA’s To Be Renamed PAG

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) would be renamed Parent Association of Ghana (PAG) and made autonomous upon the completion and adoption of its new constitution.

The Association has undergone several transitions to position itself to help second cycle schools provide and improve on the quality of education in the country.

Mr Vincent Atoore, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Parent Teacher Associations, said the autonomy would allow the various PTA’s some sovereignty in which they would stand independently and manage their finances in order to support the schools to run effectively.

Mr Atoore who was speaking at the weekend during the PTA general meeting of second cycle schools in Bolgatanga to announce to members, the autonomy nature of the Association.

He cautioned that the collection of PAG levy was subject to strict guidelines that must be adhered to and receive prior approval from parents, school authorities, regional and national boards before a special levy can be taken to support any urgent need of a school.

He said currently 33 senior high schools and technical institutions were members of the Association and appealed to the other schools to get on board, so as to have collective efforts to address issues that would be affecting the education of students in the various SHS and technical schools.

Mr Atoore urged the various PTA chairs to collaborate with the various heads of schools for the development of the schools and benefit of the students.