Ghanaians incensed over government’s 400k ‘pasco’ purchase for free SHS students

Ghanaians incensed over government’s 400k ‘pasco’ purchase for free SHS students

Ghanaians have expressed surprise and displeasure over the Ghana Education Service's (GES) procurement of 400,000 copies of past questions and answers for the first batch of beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School policy.

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According to the GES, the intervention by government will help the students prepare adequately and get themselves familiarized with how their final exams will be like.

The exam booklets will present the students with possible questions that will appear in the April 2020 West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) exams.

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According to the director-general of the Ghana Education Service, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, various interventions put in place by the government at the secondary education level are yielding positive results reflecting in the overall performance of students in WASSCE examination.

Over the years, our WASSCE exams have not been the best, as in entire country but thankfully, this year we saw some much improvement and it is as a result of some of the efforts we put in at GES and the Ministry.

But some Ghanaians have questioned why government will purchase past questions and answer booklets for students to use ahead of the final exams, instead of investing in other aspects of the free SHS program.

Below are some of the reactions of Ghanaians:

Rach says government should use the money for the 'pasco' to motivate the teachers.

Anthony says NPP is playing politics with free SHS.

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