- According to a deputy Information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, JHS graduates may automatically qualify to SHS
- He however added that the brilliant ones would sail through, whilst those with poor performances would repeat till their grades improve
Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, a deputy minister of Information, has revealed that plans are in place to eliminate the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) from Ghana’s educational system.
He added that graduates from the Junior High School (JHS) level of education may gain automatic entry into the various Senior High School (SHS) in the country.
He went on to explain that this line of action is being considered, taking into consideration the government’s intent to implement the free SHS policy.
He revealed that more JHS graduates would have the opportunity to access SHS education if the system is automated.
The deputy minister went on to say that when initiated, no child who has completed the JHS level would be denied access to SHS.
He however cautioned that inasmuch as the government wishes to ensure that every child at that level of education enjoys the benefits of the free SHS programme, emphasis would be placed on quality, as the brilliant ones would easily sail through.
Those whose performances are poor would repeat their levels till they produce the desired results.
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