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Summary of New Education Reforms Outlined By the Minister of Education

Following the presentation made by the Education Minister on Tuesday 14th December 2021 on TVET and it's integration into Ghana's Educational reform, the following has been summarized from it.

1. Kindergarten, primary school, JHS and SHS shall all be described as basic school. JHS 1, 2, 3 and SHS 1 shall now be referred as BS 7,8,9 and 10 respectively i. e. SHS 1 shall now be called BS 10.

However, JHS and SHS will be considered as secondary education and all shall be 6years. The Brouhaha surrounding the supposed extension of SHS to 6years were debunked by the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, 16th December 2021.

2. All students in JHS 1 - SHS 1 shall run a Common Core Programme called CCP which comprises of 9 subjects; namely - Maths, Languages, Science, RME (stand alone subject), Physical and Health Education (not examinable), Career Technology, Social Studies, Computing and Creative Art and Design.

3. A new examination called National Standard Assessment Test (NSAT) shall be conducted at Primary 2, 4, 6 and JHS 2.

4. BECE shall be replaced by placement exams at JHS 3 to enroll students into SHS 1.

5. Students in SHS1 shall continue to run the common core programme for one year thus students into SHS1 shall not select Science, Busines or Arts Programmes.

6. At the end of SHS1, Students shall write Common Core Exams into SHS 2.

7. At SHS 2, students will now have to select either a career-related programme which include, vocational and technical programmes or a high school Diploma programmes such as science, busines, arts.

8. This means Elective subjects shall start in SHS 2.

9. Wassce will be replaced by a university entrance exams at SHS 3.

10. Students after successful completion of SHS 3 will be rewarded a Diploma Certificate instead of WASSCE certificate.

11. TVET Education will be integrated in all SHS hence the number of SHS will be reduced from 13,000 to 2500.

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