The Ministry of Education maintains the reopening date for new high school students as December 4, 2023, despite some complaints.
The complaints concern the short period that students have to prepare to report to school.
Minister of Education Yaw Osei Adutwum (L) Source: Facebook/Ministry of Education GH
The ministry spokesperson, Kwasi Kwarteng, said the academic calendar was released weeks ago so parents can prepare in advance.
“If you look at the academic calendar, it had been in the public space for some time and the expectation was that parents, guardians and even students had prepared in advance,” he added.
Meanwhile, Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin previously urged the Ministry of Education to reconsider the date and change it to the first week of January 2024.
GES introduces a harmonized prospectus
The Ghana Education Service has introduced a harmonized prospectus for SHS students.
The service ensures that schools do not ask their students to bring extra items. To make it easier for parents, the national prospectus is divided into basic needs and cleaning products.
GES preys on unqualified BECE candidates
The GES is looking for JHS students who participated in the 2023 BECE without being in their final year.
The agency has termed such students as unqualified and directed all principals to identify the students.
Graphic Online reported that the GES plans to scrutinize the attendance data of JHS students.
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BECE sets a gender record
According to WAEC, the candidates for the 2023 BECE consisted of 300,323 men and 300,391 women.
The Ashanti region has the highest number of candidates, consisting of 57,973 men and 59,111 women.
The Greater Accra Region follows the Ashanti Region with 112,894 candidates, comprising 54,624 men and 58,270 women.