School Placement Wahala, is a blessing in disguise for ailing private schools if they can act now and attract many of the students who goverment has denied access to fress SHS.
Already parents, guardians and students are saying they are no longer interested in the Free SHS dues to the current challenges facing the placement processes.
Since the government rolled out the Fress SHS, many well-performing private schools have struggled to get students to enroll in their schools despite the quality of tuition such schools deliver.
Many parents opted for free, at the expense of quality, ample time for preparing candidates for the WASSCE exams.
Free they say is expensive. Today, many parents cannot be bold enough to say they are educating their wards or are seeing them through school.
The challenges facing the school placement must be harnessed by private second cycle schools to help increase their students enroll.
Reducing their fees, for example, can help convince parents to enroll their wards, putting in place innovative marketing strategies would go a long way to help these schools increase their enrollment.
There are parents who since their introduction of free SHS have decided to enroll their wards in private secondary schools for reasons best known to them.
Looking at the unacceptable stress and failure of the GES and the MoE to conduct a problem-free school placement, it is evidently clear that, private second cycle institutions would be the preferred choice of many parents who are disgruntled with the abysmal system put in place.
We challenge all private schools that want to be relevant in the face of Free SHS which is collapsing if it has not collapsed their business to wake up and take advantage of this years failures.