News In: 6 years SHS education needed to fully groom students – Education Minister

The minister of education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has hinted that the country as it stands now needs six years of secondary school education stay.

According to the minister, it will fully groom the students to a good standard for tertiary education . This is to ensure that the country produces critical thinkers to help in problems solving in the country, saying Africa cannot afford an educational system without gifted and talented minds to drive the continent

Dr Adutwum made this declaration at the event where he was inaugurating the 14 member ministerial advisory board to advice the ministry on policy formation and ideas to accelerate the country’s transformation agenda in the educational sector.


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The minister emphasized on the  government’s hard work towards the transformation of the educational sector saying,  President Akufo-Addo’s first term achievement in the educational space was remarkable in areas of free Senior High School policy, investment in infrastructure, among others, and the implementation of the (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics schools which is also under construction to achieve greatness in the future.


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Secondary school education and the number of years candidates spend at that basic level before entering the tertiary in Ghana have been always determined by politicians based on their stand and what they deem good for the country.

Under former President Kuffour, Senior High School entrants 2007- 2009 studied for 4 years. This was reversed to 3 years under the NDC.

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