A group of 30 members of GNECC numbering from 5 out of the 10 GNECC regional chapters have met and issued a release claiming they have elected a new Interim Chair, when a substantive, legitimately elected Chair in the person of Mr. Kofi Asare is at post.
Mr. Asare was voted in December 2018 by over 70% of delegates from all 10 GNECC regions of Ghana for a 3-Year term.
Shortly after his election, his hard stance on corruption, constitutional compliance, education policy accountability of government , coupled with his reform agenda to make GNECC a proper advocacy engine rather than an Association earned him some bad blood by some regional executives who had been at post for two decades, against the maximum permitted GNECC constitutional requirement of 6 years.
According to the Vice Chair of Greater Accra GNECC, Mr Geoffrey Ocansey, the group defied an injunction application he filed before the High Court on 29th Janury, 2020 and went ahead to engage in the illegality to throw dust into the eyes of donors, general public and partners, in order to satisfy some requirements for some funds for which some members have vested interest in. The action by the delegates from only 5 out of the 10 GNECC regions must be disregarded by all stakeholders and partners.
Other Sources at GNECC also allege that the move is the outcome of 10 months of desperate schemes and attempts by politicians hiding behind some GNECC members to take over the Coalition since Mr. Kofi Asare has been accused by the Minister of Education of being critical of the Free SHS policy of government and for that matter, a government critic.
The Minister is alleged to have since April 2019 sacked Mr. Asare from the Ministerial Advisory Board due to his perceived critical stance on the Free SHS and the pro-privitisation Ghana Partnership School project which was aborted by the GES as a result of resistance led by Kofi Asare.
Reached for comment on the matter, the GNECC Chairman, Mr. Asare refused to comment, claiming, the matter was before the courts. He however confirmed that he has not been invited to the Ministerial Advisory Board since last June due to his principled stance on the Ghana Partnership School project which was eventually abandoned by the GES. The Project, we learn, had sought to privitise the managenent of some low performing public schools.