The ministry of Education has jumped to the defense of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh after the minister hinted of changes in the education sector.
Last week, the minister was reported to have said that JHS and SHS graduates will be awarded national diplomas and national higher diplomas respectively.
But the ministry of Education has jumped to the defense of the minister, claiming that his comments were taken out of context.
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In a statement released by the ministry, they cleared the air and explained exactly what the minister actually meant.
The statement noted that the minister did not say junior high school graduates will be awarded a diploma.
The ministry in its statement, explained that even though the minister is keen on redefining basic education to include SHS, he did not say diploma will be awarded to help those who will graduate to get job.
On the issue of reducing university education from four years to three years, the ministry said Dr. Opoku Prempeh was seeking to trigger a national dialogue.
The statement noted that the minister was referring to the 'A Level' system which was changed to the senior high school system.
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The ministry however assured that they are ready to engage relevant stakeholders in reforming Ghana's educational sector.
Last week after the minister was reported to have said that JHS and SHS graduates will be awarded diplomas, some section of Ghanaians slammed the minister.
On the issue of reducing university education to three years, some Ghanaians also thought that the idea was not a good one.
The hullabaloo about the minister's comments regarding changes to be made in the educational sector led to the statement released by the ministry.
The ministry thinks many of the reportage published by the media was wrong, a reason some section of Ghanaians were slamming the minister.
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