The recent controversy over the computerized school selection and placement protocol list has sparked widespread concern over allegations of bribery and corruption. However, the National Youth Organizer of the People’s National Convention, Mark Ewusi Arkoh, believes that scrapping the protocol list may have a detrimental effect on education development.
Arkoh stresses that the protocol list is awarded to students who merit it and provides opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend top schools. This intervention is made through the support of chiefs, clergymen, and leading political actors.
Arkoh calls on Ghanaians to support the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, and the Ministry of Education in their efforts to investigate and prosecute those responsible for bribery. He believes that these efforts will contribute to the overall development of Ghana. He emphasizes that the good work being done by the Minister and the Ministry of Education should not be undermined just because of the actions of a few individuals.
Mark Ewusi Arkoh believes that the protocol list is an important aspect of the computerized school selection and placement system and should not be scrapped. Instead, he calls for efforts to be made to prevent bribery and corruption in the process. He also calls on Ghanaians to support the Minister and the Ministry of Education in their efforts to deliver quality education to students across the country.