The Deputy Spokesperson of the Education Minister, Yaw Opoku Mensah has clarified and affirmed the commitment of the Ministry of modifying the Secondary Education System in the country.
According to him, the modification will be able to provide the students with a strong foundation in STEM.
To clarify media report that there were plans to increase Senior High School Education to six years, he advised all Ghanaians to pay no attention to such misinterpretation reports.
He explained that “our secondary education system spans from 3 years of Junior High School, then transition to a 3-year Senior High School”.
“The Education Minister did not say in his press briefing that the 3 year SHS Education will move to 6 years but instead the government will carefully resource the neglected lower Secondary that is the JHS so that after 3 years of JHS and 3 years of that of SHS, the Secondary Education graduates will have a strong experience foundation of a true 6 – years Secondary Education System (1987) Education Reform. It is rather unfortunate that the Minister’s statement has been misunderstood”, he added.
The deputy spokesperson indicated that, if the reforms are implemented as planned, it will give a true meaning to Junior Secondary Education by equipping them to have similar experience and character as a Senior Secondary School students, especially in the field of science education.
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According to him this direction will boost the fruition of the STEM Education agenda of the Ministry.
“The Ministry of Education, led by Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, seeks to give a true meaning to Junior Secondary Education by equipping them to have similar experience and character as a Senior Secondary School,” he added.
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