The National Executives of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools(GNACOPS), under the leadership of the Executive Director, on Tuesday November 3rd, officially conducted an Induction Ceremony for members of some special Greater Accra Regional committees, formed to help push further, the progressive work of the Council, for the benefit of the Private School sector, not only in the region, but the country as a whole.
The committees, which members were inducted included;1. The Finance Committee2. The Policy & Research Committee3. The Communication Committee.The Committee members were charged to work diligently on the new assignments, as their works are going to support not only Private Schools in Greater Accra, but the Private School sector nationally.The members of the committees on their part, promised to give off their best, in the discharge of their duties for God and country.
GNACOPS: Redefining the Role of Private Education!
This Organization is aimed at bringing all private Education practitioners to one umbra ,that is proprietors, Headmasters, Teachers,parents, educational consultants and private institutions as one body.
Mission: Education, has since time immemorial, been the vehicle with which humanity transcends mediocrity and primitivism into development. It is therefore a primal essence and a sine qua non to the survival of every race and people. Nelson Mandela, the former South African president said “Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world”.
It is no gainsaying therefore that quality education breeds absolute development in both the people and nation as a whole. In every human institution, time is likely to erode the initial focus for setting up such institution giving way to complacency and its resultant mediocrity. John Dewey sees education as “not a preparation for life but as life itself” as such, whatever knowledge the child acquires in school should increase his/her ability to exhibit spiritual and emotional as well as academic excellence. In recent times, the occupational demands of our society and the entire world are rapidly changing. There is a common saying that “you can’t use yesterday’s strategies to succeed in tomorrow’s business”.
This and many other have necessitated a review in the instructional strategies in how we educate our children to suit current trends and to situate teaching and learning, particularly in the private schools, into global terms . These and many more, calls for a new page in the annals of quality education delivery in general and private sector economic empowerment education in particular. It should be a mustard seed that will blossom into a magnificent giant tree in the never-ending endeavour for quality economic empowerment education delivery for generations yet to be born. The history of private sector participation in education delivery in the formal sector in Ghana, can be traced back into the pre-independence era with the establishment of the various mission schools.
Now, there are over 22,000 basic and 654 senior high private schools in Ghana, not to mention the number of private tertiary institutions. Again the private schools employ over 356,443 workers including teaching and non-teaching staffs, r artisans such as dressmakers, petty traders, caterers, masons plumbers and electricians, business persons and others from statistics available, it could be concluded that currently, one in four of the nation’s basic schools is a private school.
With this statistics it could comfortably be said that at the basic level, more especially in the rural areas, the educational needs of the greater percentage of children are provided by the private schools. Agreeably, private schools in Ghana has been the backbone to the country’s foundation of education.
Today, private schools help fulfil the Ghanaians ideal of educational pluralism. A sector rich in diversity of schools—some rooted in religious traditions, intensive academic experiences and others that are specialized for specific populations. Whether public or private, these diverse schools constitute the Ghanaian educational expectations and experiences towards a common goal; the education of our country’s children.
Together, public and private schools work to ensure an educated citizenry; together they strive to help students reach their potential and contribute to the common good. Sadly, these great and tremendous contributions from the private schools towards the national educational growth has not been properly applauded over the years in term of developing economic empowerment strategies to empower the growth and development of the sector.
It is against this background that the Ghana national council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has been formed to be a mother body for Private Schools in Ghana to bring under one umbrella private basic and secondary schools managements, Teachers, Parents, Educational Consultants, GES private schools Coordinators and any individual or cooperate body interested in private schools operations in Ghana to complement the government efforts in providing economic empowerment strategies standard facilities for quality education delivery in private sector.
How To Surprise Your GirlfriendOn Her Birthday
If you want to make your girlfriend feel special on her birthday, there are a lot of things that you can do. You don't have to spend a lot of money in order to make her feel loved and appreciated.
In fact, some of the best gifts are ones that come from the heart rather than being expensive or elaborate. Try one of these ideas for making your girlfriend feel special on her birthday:
Do something she has wanted to do for a long time.
Surprise your girlfriend on her birthday by doing something she has wanted to do for a long time.
Here are some ideas:
- Go for a morning jog with her at the park.
- Volunteer at the animal shelter together, cleaning cages and feeding dogs or cats. If you have kids, you could also bring them along when they're old enough to help out as well! This will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved!
- Take her on an adventure in nature like hiking up a mountain or exploring caves nearby (if there are any). It's important that you plan ahead so she doesn't get hurt while trying these activities though! Also, make sure they aren't too strenuous since women tend to not have as much energy as men do even if they look good doing it too 😉
Go somewhere she has always wanted to go.
As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you take your girlfriend somewhere she has always wanted to go, but never had the time. This can be anything from a trip to the beach or concert to an amusement park or weekend getaway at a fancy hotel. The point is for you both to enjoy yourselves and have fun together!
If you want to do something really special for your lady love on her next birthday, book tickets for her favourite band taking over the town in two weeks—but don't tell her about it yet! This will keep her on her toes during their concert date and make her feel loved after all this effort from you!
Take her on an unconventional date.
A unique date can be the perfect way to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. When you take a girl out for the first time, you have to impress her and show her that you are not just any guy.
If she's never been to the place where you're taking her for dinner or drinks, then it'll definitely leave an impression on your woman.
You don't have to go overboard with this one; just try something new and exciting! Even if what you choose is not extravagant or expensive, she will appreciate that special effort was made in order for her enjoyment - even more so when she realizes that all other guys wouldn't bother doing such things for their girlfriends' birthdays (or at all).
Get her a thoughtful gift.
When you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, it's important to keep in mind that she will actually use and appreciate what you get her. A thoughtful gift is one that is special to you, but also something she will appreciate. You can take this a step further by making the gift yourself—this shows that you put a lot of thought into it!
A few ideas:
- Paint her favourite picture of herself on canvas (or another medium) using watercolours or acrylics
- Make a scrapbook filled with photos of your favourite memories together and write captions as captions were written back when people still wrote on paper instead of computers (which means they're handwritten)
Spend more time with her than you usually do.
As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. This is especially true when it comes to your girlfriend of four years who has been feeling neglected lately and has been complaining that she wants more time with you.
You could take her out for a fancy dinner or buy her a gift, but those are all things that have been done in the past by other people and they might not be as special to her as they once were. Instead, why not spend more time together?
Spend more time with her than you usually do. Make sure that each day you spend some quality one-on-one time with her before bedtime so that she knows how much she means to you—and how much fun she can be!
important for couples to make time for each other even when life gets busy; this can help keep the spark alive in any relationship!
Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
- Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
- Go for a walk in the park, go for a hike, or get a babysitter and go to a movie.
- Take your girlfriend to an art gallery or museum and look at all the paintings together.
- Go to an amusement park that she's never been to before (but don't forget her birthday present).
- Go see a comedian perform live with your girlfriend so that he can make jokes about how old you both are!
Bring her flowers or a small gift when she least expects it.
Flowers are a classic gift that any woman would love to receive on her birthday. The most important thing to know is what kind of flowers she likes best, so do some research and make sure you know your girl's favourite flower before you go out and buy it.
If you're not sure, ask her friends or family members what they think she would like.
Another thing you can do with flowers is getting creative with the presentation. You could wrap them up in cellophane and place them in a small box filled with tissue paper or put them in a vase and bring that to her house.
This can be done by asking the florist for help if you aren't sure how to arrange them yourself!
Don't forget to include a card or note explaining why they're special: "Happy Birthday" or some form of gratitude might be enough depending on how well you know each other at this point (if not yet).
Give her a private dance party.
If you want to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday, then the best way is to invite her over for a private dance party.
You could play some of her favourite songs, or even make up a song that describes how much she means to you. You can even put on some fancy clothes and dance with her. The most important thing is to make it special because after all, this is the woman who has been by your side since the beginning.
If she doesn't like dancing and prefers to sit back and watch others do their thing, then just make sure that she feels comfortable watching from afar before joining the fun!
Bring back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.
One of the best ways to surprise her is by bringing back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.
The best way to bring back a happy memory is by showing her something that reminds you both of that memory, like photos or videos. You can also share stories about how funny it was, and how much fun you had together.
For example, if she always laughs when you say “I love dinosaurs” in a really annoying voice, then saying “I love dinosaurs” in your most annoying voice would be a great way to surprise her on her birthday!
You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money
You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money.
Spending time with her and doing something she has always wanted to do is one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. You can also surprise her by buying her a thoughtful gift.
To make this gift special, you can add a personal touch that not everyone else will have thought of. For example, if your girlfriend likes chocolate then you could buy her some chocolates but add a personal message inside each box so that only they know what it says.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you care about your girlfriend. If you want to do something special for her birthday, just think about what she likes and try to make it happen.