Do not Repeat Any JHS 2 Student progressing to JHS 3 – GES orders Heads.
The Ghana Education Service GES has sent a directive to all heads of basic schools not to repeat any student from last year JHS 2 from going to JHS 3.
A letter from GES headquarters dated January 17, 2023, explained that the current JHS 3 students are the last batch of the Objective-Based Curriculum who will write the BECE this year. The current JHS 2 students are the first batch who will write BECE in 2024 using the Standard-Based Curriculum.
Meanwhile, the basic schools are in their second week after reopening for the commencement of the first term of the 2023 academic year.
As mentioned in the letter by GES, “It has come to the attention of Management of the Ghana Education Service that some Heads of Public Basic Schools are repeating the last academic year’s JHS 2 students who are progressing to JHS 3 this academic year.”
It further stated that “Management takes serious exception to this practice. This is due to the fact that the current JHS 3 students are the last batch of the Objective-Based Curriculum.”
“In view of the above, all last year’s JHS 2 students should progress to JHS 3 in order to disadvantage any Objective-Based Curriculum students in the BECE.”
The letter therefore call on Regional Directors of Education to bring the above directives to the Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education for strict compliance by all heads.
“Accordingly, Management of GES is requesting Regional Directors of Education to bring the above directives to the attention of Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education for strict compliance by all Heads of Basic Schools” as stated in the letter.”
Written By: Kofi Tamakloe
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