Covid-19 pandemic has brought global activities on hold, some Management of international schools in Ghana in response to the plea by concern parents has considered reducing school fees for the next academic term.
The worldwide decision by authorities to shut down schools, ban public gatherings and implement lockdown in some areas has duly affected the living of any individual.
In Ghana some Ghanaians have reportedly lost their job while the majority of workers now receive half of their monthly earnings, in some cases, others have been completely laid off with reasons best known to job managers and CEO.
In regards to this, some parents and guardians have been pleading to the management of ‘particularly’ international schools to reduce the school fees for the subsequent academic term when school re-opens.
In response to the appeal from parents, some international schools have accepted to reduce their fees for the next term.
The British International School in a letter to parents said: “The school management has decided to do a further reduction of school fees.”
It added that penalties will be waived off for the late school payment for the COVID-19 period. The management additionally said parents, can also make payments in two installments (50% in April and the other 50% in May)
The British International School in the letter said they would have loved to reduce the fees further but “this will affect the payment of teachers’ salaries.”
Read letter from British International School
The management of Galaxy International School said it reduced the fees for the 3rd term of the 2019/2020 academic term by 50% as a supportive gesture for parents in these difficult times.
The letter disclosed that the school solely depends on the payment of fees to cater to expenses including staff salaries which still needed to be paid.
It continued that, it can only offer a 5% discount and 10% for infant school on fees of students.
However, some parents have registered disappointment in the management with the given discount. According to them, they were expecting from 30% to 50% discount on fees.
But the management insists that it can only reduce 5% of the school fees and would not reduce it any further.
Read letter from Galaxy International School