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"SHS Education To Be Made 6 Years In Ghana" - Education Minister (VIDEO)

Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum has hinted that Senior High School (SHS) Education in Ghana is set to be made six (6) years.

The Minister made these known while speaking at the 60th Anniversary of Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (Ghana) in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

Speaking at the 60th Anniversary, he said "There are so many areas that we need to ensure that there is improvement. One area where we are going to cabinet for approval and eventually Parliament for approval is making Secondary Education six (6) years and not three (3)"

He hinted that a draft bill has been put before cabinet for approval then to Parliament to make SHS six years combining JHS education.

"Draft bill before cabinet for approval and eventually Parliament, is making Secondary Education six years and not three. It does not mean we are going to bring three more years to your campus"

"But what we are saying is this, we have a rare opportunity to amend the pre-tertiary education Act that says that JHS is part of Basidlc effective given our Senior High Schools three years. This was a nation that had seven years Secondary. Chemistry should begin from Junior High School One"

He said "The 1998 education reform did great injustice to this country. When we said we don't need six form anymore. It also meant we needed four years university education instead of three for most courses"

Below is a video:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

Video source: Kojo Ansah TV



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