Splendid Kweku Appiah, Executive Director of Child Rights International (CRI), has asked the Ghana Education Service (GES), to build up a thorough public strategy to normalize rules and guidelines of Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country.
He said the approach ought to likewise guarantee appropriate incorporation of government assistance standards in the drafting of rules and guidelines by overseeing specialists of SHSs.
Mr Appiah settled on the decision on Thursday at a public interview in Accra on issues concerning the confirmation of two kids with dreadlocks into Achimota Senior High School.
He said the inaccessibility of clear principles and guidelines by GES to oversee SHSs had brought about schools having decides and guidelines that varied.
The Executive Director added that an incredible dominant part of rules and guidelines of schools were slanted towards ensuring the esteem and institutional honesty of the school instead of securing and maintaining the pride of kids in their consideration.
He said during the time spent molding out rules and guidelines of schools, a guide should be applied, in light of the Welfare Principle of the Children’s Act 560 (1998).
Mr Appiah said the Welfare Principle should be the main factor altogether dynamic with respect to understudies and not the renown of the school particularly on account of those considered ‘first class’ or the strict affiliations of guardians.
He said the talk between the schools and guardians towards a goal of the case had been without a legitimate response to the government assistance of the subjects (the kids).
Additionally, Mr Appiah said Right to Education was a meaningful right of each youngster which ought not be blocked and that, the issue had made a conflict between Right to Education, Fundamental Freedoms, Rules and Regulation of the School.
“This is a chance for all partners to look to the improvement of an aggregate arrangement that genuinely mirrors the Welfare Principle and the significance it puts on maintaining the wellbeing of kids over all others on the whole examples including them,” he said.
Mr Appiah said the State, as a basic partner, should have a personal stake in the government assistance of understudies the nation over and its advantage was urgent to the improvement of youngsters.
“The educational system in the current agreement is based on the Welfare Principle and not on the Justice System model, all things considered, the aims of schools should mirror their readiness to regardless, consistently act to the greatest advantage of kids.”
“Where there is a character disfigurement in a kid, an aggregate plan should be created towards the sole point of remedying and changing that youngster. In the contrary example, a kid should be acclaimed and remunerated for displaying great character and not decide the order or social conduct of the kid dependent on their outward appearance,” he said.
Mr Appiah said a few schools had become unconducive for kids and guardians should be careful and purposeful in the choice of schools for the instruction of their wards.
“Youngster Rights International expectations that the goal of this case will prompt the implementation of the key right of all kids engaged with this case,” he added.