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Double-track system not the way forward – Okudzeto Ablakwa

Former Deputy Minister of Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has added his voice to critics on government’s new educational policy insisting that the double-track system is not the way forward. ‘’Having consulted from the former Education minister and other education ministers such as Dr Christine Amoako Nuamah, they are saying that the double-track is not the way forward … let us… Read More
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Photos : Aburi Girls SHS campus littered with used sanitary pads by students

Aburi Girls’ Senior High School in the Eastern region seems to be struggling with the management of  student-used sanitary pads on campus. A visit to the School by Starr News found bizarre condition of multiple  abandoned used pads at open spots at the school. Sanitary pads soaked with blood were found littered at the washroom, entrance of dormitories and at… Read More
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Former minister makes ‘I-told-you-so’ analysis as Finance minister rethinks Free SHS

Government has come under pressure barely 18 months into its implementation of free SHS as cracks surface over a policy preached for eight years whilst in opposition. After a rare admission by the Finance minister welcoming a debate over the viability of the president’s flagship policy, former Education minister has in an even rarer interview told the government it was… Read More
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Bimbilla: 1,600 students share one toilet with town folks

Increasing pressure on existing infrastructure at the Senior High School (SHS) level has left more than 1,600 students of the Bimbilla Senior High School in the Northern Region sharing a single toilet facility. Two hundred and fifty girls tested positive for candidiasis out of 620 recently screened by rights campaign group, ActionAid. The students say the unsanitary conditions in the… Read More
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We will evaluate double-track system and speak officially – NAGRAT

The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has said the association will meet to discuss the double-track system being introduced by the government and make its stance known. Angel Carbonu said the teachers’ association was not consulted but only informed on the new policy for Senior High Schools. “NAGRAT will do a professional and technical discussion of… Read More
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SHS double intake starts September — President

From September this year, the government will implement the double intake system for new entrants into public senior high schools (SHSs), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. The system, he explained, would be a measure to address the growing number of students benefitting from the free SHS policy. “Despite providing 96,403 mono desks, 33,171 pieces of dining hall furniture,… Read More
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FEST backs double-tracking system for Free SHS

The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) says it welcomes the decision of the Ministry of Education to adopt a double-tracking system for students who will be admitted into SHS1 in September for the 2018/2019 academic year. “IFEST believes that the potential increase in SHS enrolments in September 2018 resulting from the high number of 2018 BECE candidates requires the government… Read More
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Free SHS cause of decline in quality SHS education – Ablakwa

The Minority in Parliament is claiming there is a decline in the quality of secondary education following the introduction of the Free Senior High School programme. According to former Deputy Education Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, government’s current education policy has focused too much on quantity instead of quality. He is disappointed the midyear budget review statement presented by the Finance… Read More
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8,000 more teachers for Free SHS – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said from September 2018, Government will implement the double intake system for new entrants into the country’s public Senior High Schools, which will address the growing numbers of students benefitting from the Free SHS policy. According to President Akufo-Addo, the 2018/2019 academic year will see a 31% increase in the population of new students… Read More