The Deputy Education Minister in charge of Pre-tertiary Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has revealed that colleges of education in the country will no longer accept grade D7 as a cut off point for enrollment of students in the 2019/2020 academic Year.
The minister, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe Constituency in the Ashanti Region , made this known when he delivered a speech on Secondary Education Reforms , the Free SHS program and also school ranking system at a workshop organized for journalists by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service.
He stressed on the current educational reform which will, among other things, see colleges of education peg their cut-off point for admissions at grade C6.
Dr. Yaw Adutwum also added that as part of the reforms , headteachers will be trained adequately to be able to use collected data to improve performance of students in secondary education level in various schools . The minister further stated that his office will give out enough training to teachers on best teaching practices at the secondary and lower divisions of education .
Touching on the Free SHS Policy, the minister believes it is one of the surest ways to better education in Ghana . He is of the conviction that it will also reduce the financial burden on parents.
According to him, the policy is an intervention by the NPP government to open more opportunities to every child in Ghana to attain senior High School, dismissing claims that the government is planning to establish an educational fund that will sponsor the program.
He said that was merely a suggestion from Ghanaian business persons. He reiterated governments commitment to and full support of the policy and added that the government has allocated enough funds for the implementation of the Free Senior High School Program.
Source: Globalfmoline.com/105.1/ Edudzi Randy Ahadzi