A single mother, who reportedly denied her son admission to Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School (PRESEC) Legon, has broken her silence. Contrary t
A single mother, who reportedly denied her son admission to Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC) Legon, has broken her silence.
Contrary to rumors, financial constraint was a major challenge for her, rejecting the assertion by Kofi Asare, the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, that she did not take her child to school because of church beliefs.
“It is not the faith of my worship that told me not to send my child to school; there are students from all levels of education there. Rather, it was my decision not to send him to school because I wasn’t having the financial capacity to take him to school last year,” she said in an interview.
“I am a single mother, and I have been taking care of him since he was a child. So, this is not the time I will stand in his path to education. I know the importance of education very well, but I wasn’t in the right capacity to take care of the financial obligations that came along with his education.
“When his results were released last year, some teachers from his junior high school called me to come to the school to discuss the way forward. I told them that it was my wish that he continue, but I didn’t have money then, so I would have taken him to school this year, 2024,” she said.