Education in Ghana has been restructured by the governments and other stakeholders over the years for various reasons.
In a bid to promote raise the quality of education, the government has put in place several measures such as the revision of the education curriculum and the Free SHS education policy to aid the achievement of better quality education in Ghana.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education in a report on December 14, 2021, announced that there will be no junior high or senior high school system in Ghana come 2023.
Rather, there would be the introduction of junior-senior high school education where students are going to spend straight 6 years in school instead of 3 years in junior high school and 3 years in senior high school.
He also emphasized that schools in the new system will be well equipped with libraries, biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories, ICT, and new robotics labs just like any high school facility in order to promote Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) education in Ghana.
But what raises eyebrows is that the number of senior high schools in Ghana would be reduced from 13,000 to 2,500. The honorable minister has spoken his mind. What are Ghanaians saying?
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Story By: Honu Mabel Esinam