The minister of education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has revealed that in 2023, the government will begin a pilot of six years secondary education system.
According to him, this system will be piloted at 15 sites and is envisioned to be more efficient and cost-effective.
“In 2023 when we open those schools, you are going to see how we are going to see six years [of] quality secondary education,” the Education Minister, said to the press on Tuesday.
Senior High Schools to be reduced from 13,000 to 2,500
Meanwhile, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has announced that the number of Senior High Schools in the country will be reduced from 13,000 to 2500.
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This according to the minister will be after re-engineering the country’s educational system to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Osei Adutwum said the new system will be called the Junior-Senior High School.
Explaining further, the education minister said the facilities that are going to be provided will be just like any high school facility and every one of the schools would have a library, biology, chemistry and physics lab as well as beautiful school buildings and they are coming to a community near you very soon.
Dr. Adutwum has long been a critic of Junior High School education, which he has described as “the weakest link in our education system.”
Keta SHS NSMQ Maestro, Bright Senyo Gadzo Blows His WASSCE
In other news, Bright Senyo Gadzo, one of the stars of the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ 2021), has excelled in the West African Secondary School Exams (WASSCE).
Bright Gadzo, a contestant for Keta Senior High School (Ketasco), scored straight As in all the eight subjects he wrote.
The brilliant teen's WASSCE results slip has just found its way onto social media. The photo was first shared on Facebook by Foga Nukunu, a teacher at Ketasco.
Even though Gadzo's KETASCO could not win the ultimate, they came third behind PRESEC and PREMPEH, their qualification set impressive records.
Apart from qualifying his school to the finals, Gadzo also distinguished himself as a brilliant student who could answer questions before they ended.
On many occasions, he was the first to ring the bell even before the quiz mistress, Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann, read half of the question.
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