Answer: Schools that fall into this category will be required to start the School Establishment process as a new school.
Answer: No, NaSIA’s approval letter only authorizes schools to build their school structure. The School Proprietor after the building has to go through NaSIA’s Licensing process to receive a Provisional License to operate the school.
Answer: Yes, NaSIA reserves the right to close down schools after three (3) warning letters. However, NaSIA gives recommendations to schools that do not meet NaSIA’s minimum standards and carry out monitoring and evaluation inspections to ensure the schools improve by working on the recommendations.
Answer: NaSIA conducts Lesson Observations in Schools. NaSIA, as part of its core mandates, conducts school Performance Inspections using its Inspection Evaluation Framework (IEF) which employs Lesson Observation as a tool.
Answer: We usually call or email the schools before our Inspectors visit. However, NaSIA can visit the school any day and time to conduct an unannounced Inspection because the law mandates us to. NaSIA Inspectors uphold professionalism at all times during school Inspections and do not accept any money, food, or water offered to them by the schools.
Answer: Yes, the GES registration process ended in November 2019, NaSIA is mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, (Act 1023) assented into law on 26th August 2020 to License all Pre-Tertiary Schools in Ghana.
Answer: NaSIA holds School Proprietors accountable for what happens in the school, therefore is it important that NaSIA knows the background of the School Proprietor to ensure the health and safety of the Learners in the school.
Answer: A Fire certificate is awarded to schools that have undergone basic firefighting training by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS). This provides assurance that a basic firefighting process can be employed in the school in case of a fire outbreak before the fire service comes around.
Answer: Yes. Public schools must also be licensed with NaSIA and will go through the same licensing process just as Private Schools.
Answer: Yes. Licensing is done differently. A school Proprietor must license each school separately.
Answer: It usually takes two (2) weeks from the date of Inspection; however, it is dependent on when the school requests for licensing and makes the necessary payment.
Answer: The proprietor must go through NaSIA’s digitized School Establishment process for Establishing a new school by visiting https://www.nasia.gov.gh/registration/sl/ and completing the three-step processes (Application for Authorization (AfA Form, Expression of Interest (EoI) Form and Notice of Intent to Operate (NoI) Form).
Answer: Every Pre-Tertiary School must be registered with the RGD as a business before proceeding to complete NaSIA’s School Establishment and Licensing process. Schools that are not yet registered at the RGD are required to request a Letter of Introduction from NaSIA at a fee.
Answer: After three (3) successful Provisional Licenses over a period of three (3) years, a school can qualify for a Full License after NaSIA conducts a whole school Inspection. The Full License is renewable biennially.
Answer: According to the National Teaching Council’s (NTC) law, every Teacher must have at least a Bachelor’s degree to teach at any level.
- Monitor school-based assessments, end of course assessments and external examinations of all pre-tertiary schools in the country.
- Publish reports and findings on the performance of public and private pre-tertiary schools.
- Advise District Assemblies on the maintenance of highest quality academic and educational standards and guidelines.
- Submit yearly reports on school inspections with appropriate recommendations to the Minister and the relevant institutions for the improvement of learning outcomes.
Answer: The only compensation Government gives is to make the School Proprietor a representative on the School Board and absorbs the school 100%.
Answer: An Individual or an Organization will be taken through the School Absorption process by NaSIA to donate the school building to Government.
Answer: No, the law – ERBA 2020 Act 1023 was passed for all Public and Private Pre-Tertiary Schools in Ghana. NaSIA licenses both Public and Private Pre-Tertiary Schools in Ghana.
Answer: NaSIA is in the process of setting up regional offices across the regions.
Answer: Yes, NaSIA works collaboratively with NaCCA. NaSIA regulates Pre-Tertiary Schools, and NaCCA regulates the curriculum run by Pre-Tertiary Schools.
Act 1023 says NaSIA is to ensure the highest quality standards in all Pre-Tertiary Schools irrespective of the school size and therefore the definition for charging fees per level will not change.
Licensed schools are at liberty to organize internal co-curricular activities. However, school Proprietors need to seek authorisation from NaSIA before they can organize external co-curricular activities like excursions.
We will share the process of seeking authorisation to organise such activities with schools in due course.
Licensed schools are at liberty to organize internal co-curricular activities. However, school Proprietors need to seek authorisation from NaSIA before they can organize external co-curricular activities like excursions. We will share the process of seeking authorisation to organise such activities with schools in due course.
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