The Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement released on March 31, 2021, directed all heads in the various schools to refrain from any form of printed end of term or semester examination.
NOW MY CONCERN
My problem is that this directive should have been issued long time ago. So, those schools who had already collected their printing fees and ordered for questions might not have done such.
My second worry is that, is these new directives affecting only public schools?
Because the private schools seems to have different education service from the Ghana Education service we all know.
They have already collected their printing fees and I'm not sure such monies would be refunded to parents.
Upon this directives it is going to bring controversy of payments of printing fees between parents and private schools.
Meanwhile some public schools have also collected printing fees from their students, some which I have concrete evidence of, and I ask "what is going to become of these monies collected already?. Are they refunding them or otherwise?
Although I personally support and agree to the demands of the new directive of the "no examination" for this term or semester. This is because there is a lot to cover as far as this particular academic calendar is concerned, even the first term/semester alone is something else.
Taking into consideration for instance, the JHS scheme of learning, which has stipulated a recovery plan to fill the gap left by the coronavirus pandemic break for all schools. The primary are also undertaking a similar recovery scheme.
This recovery scheme adding up to the eligible scheme for this semester/term makes the scheme too bulky to complete and organize an examination at the same time. Although the teachers might complete the Scheme on time but with the pace at which that will go, I least believe the students will profit out of that.
Meanwhile the directive stated that class texts and exercises should be used to replace the end of term examination.
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