The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) has extended the school licensing and registration period until December 2021.
This was disclosed by the Executive Director of NaSIA, Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu. According to her, the extension of the NaSIA school licensing and registration period is to ensure school owners and proprietors who were adversely affected by the covid-19 pandemic prepare fully for the process.
She however furthered that, after the December 2021 deadline, her outfit will apply the law strictly to ensure compliance.
Per the new Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, (Act 1023) which took effect from which August 2020 all pre-tertiary schools are required to register with NaSIA for licensing by the end of February 2021.
The global pandemic had a significant impact on the timelines and closing date, hence the latest decision by the authority.
“We are giving schools up to the end of 2021 to license their schools. If then, schools have not done it various sanctions will be applied to defaulters,” Dr. Haggar Hilda Ampadu stated as quoted by the Ghana News Agency.
NaSIA would sanction schools and owners who fail to meet the requirements to operate in the country should they fail to acquire the licenses by December 2021. Haven extended the NaSIA licensing and registration period, NaSIA has called on all schools to register with the authority.
Schools can visit the website of the authority to find more about the registration procedure and requirement via >>> NaSIA registration procedure
Both existing and yet-to-be registered schools must follow the laid down procedures.
In a related development, the outfit has directed private schools to ensure new employees brought on board from May 2021 are all lincened teachers. schools that fail to comply with this directive by the National Teaching Council (NTC) will be dealt with accordingly.