- GES has directed heads of basic schools across the country not to hold any form of examinations to assess its students at the end of the term
- The GES stated that the reopening of schools for the 2021 academic is for “recovery learning”
- Headteachers and teachers were however tasked to use class exercises and tests to assess students
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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed heads of basic schools across the country not to hold any form of examinations to assess its students at the end of the term
According to the GES, unlike any other term, there should be no end-of-term examinations at the basic school level this academic year.
The GES stated that the reopening of schools for the 2021 academic year for students from kindergarten to junior high school (JHS) was for “recovery learning”.
Headteachers and teachers were however tasked to use class exercises and tests to assess students.
“Management further wishes to inform all District Directors and School Heads that the existing arrangement for stationery use at the District Offices, which is to be deducted from the schools’ capitation grant allocation remains in force,” the circular issued by Deputy Director General Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh said.
In other news about education, YEN.com.gh carried a report on Debrah Sarpong, a young man who used to eke a living by working as a shoeshine boy and has now bagged his master's from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
In a post on social media, he recounted that before attaining this feat, he went through rounds of tough adversities due to his deprived background.
Sarpong disclosed that at the age of 12, he used to hide small wraps of cocaine in a matchbox to deliver it to a young man at Amakom in Kumasi without being caught in return for money.
Fearing he could either get caught by the police or be forced to taste the drug one day, he stopped getting closer to the man who used to be the drug dealer.
In other news, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in partnership with the National Identification Authority (NIA) has started using the Ghana Card identification number as a taxpayer identification number.
The GRA in a statement said effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana card number (Ghana card PIN) will replace the Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN).
It is in line with the government’s policy on the use of a unique identifier for all transactions where the identification of an individual is required.
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