The Kuloku primary school is located at Kuloku, in the Binduri district of the Upper East region. This school is supposed to be a primary and Junior High School, but due to inadequate classrooms, the school is operating from Kindergarten to primary six. Due to this, the youth of the land has decided to build a two classroom block to accommodate the incoming primary six pupils.
New academic calendar for Basic schools will soon be released following a letter posted from the ministry of education. The ministry of Education has issue a letter dated 21st January, 2022 indicating that the basic school especially the KG and Primary should go back to their trimester system. The Ghana Education Service issued a calendar which was to change the normal trimester to a semester for KG and Primary following a complaint from some parents in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. According to the Ghana
Ghanaians are worried following our current education system which has been declining compared to other West African countries. According to the records from the West Africa Examination Council(WAEC), Ghana and Nigerians always perform very well but now things have turned, Nigerians always top Core-mathematics, Elective, and Science.
Some Ghanaians have explained that teachers within the Ghana Education Service are entitled to holidays and should not talk of salary increment as a result. Some Staff with other institutions claim that they are only entitled to one month leave whilst others are entitled to sick leave only. Meanwhile staff of Ghana Education Service especially teachers have refuted those claims suggesting that teachers do not go on holidays, they added students rather go on vacation and not teachers, teachers according themselves, attend to other issues at several levels including the District and Regional Education offices.
Amidst countless complaints and allegations that the Teachers Mate 1 laptop (TM1) is substandard and inferior to be used by teachers, some junior high school teachers who have received the machine do not share the same sentiments at all. One of them is a teacher identified as Felix Amoah, believed to be a JHS teacher.
It may be recalled that the Ministerial Committee on School Calendar issued a calendar for the current academic year indicating Kindergarten to Junior High School was to be based on the Semester system. Following the directives to commence the Semester system, the Ministry has received representation from a section of the public and key educational stakeholders to re-instate the Trimester system.
The Ministry Of Education (MOE) has reversed the semester calendar system to trimester system for all basic schools in Ghana. This was done after meeting with the various stakeholders in Education. In a letter released on Friday, 21st January 2021 and signed by Felix A. Baidoo the Press Secretary the MOE said;
Ghana Education Service is set to organize a workshop for the introduction of the Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum in the Junior High Schools. It is scheduled on Wednesday 12th to Friday, 14th January, 2022. The questions is when will text books for the KG and Primary schools be released?
Some concerned Ghanaian citizens have reacted massively to a recent tweet by the president on his official tweeter account. These Ghanaians seems to be unsatisfied with the government's decision using tax payers money to build a STEM academy at Accra as he cut sod for its construction on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
The educational system of the country has been growing downwards since the outbreak of Corona virus. The ministry of education has made many changes about the educational structure of the country since the year 2020. Recently, the ministry made a decision which was about the basic schools of the country and the result of this decision resulted in a Nationwide strike.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) activist, Yayra Koku wrote “Confused Government and also the current minister of education is more than incompetent” on his social media handles. Yayra Koku wrote those words simply because, the ministry of education are reinstating the trimester system of education from kindergarten (KG) to Junior High School (JHS). Yayra Koku sees the government to be confused because, some years ago, the ministry of education introduced the semester system of education to the pupils
The Ghana Education Service, (GES) has stated that the introduction of the new semester-based academic calendar in the public schools, thus Kindergarten, primary schools, Junior high schools, and senior high schools have come to stay in the system. According to the Deputy Director-General for Quality and Access of the Ghana Education Service, Dr. Kwabena Tandoh, the new system will help reduce pressure on teachers and help align the academic calendar with the activities of the schools.
In response to teachers lamenting about the newly introduced two semesters for all the levels of education at the basic school level, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Ghana's Minister for Education has told critics that the semester system was planned to favour parents. According to the Minister, one of the challenges faced by the old system was that primary school children ran a different academic calendar from the junior high thus, when the former were on vacation, the latter were in school.
The ministry of education has reversed the calendar system introduced by the Ghana Education Service, the management body of education in Ghana. In a release dated 21st January,2022 and signed by the press secretary to the ministry,Felix A. Baidoo the decision was taken by the ministry after consultations following the release of the semester academic by GES few days ago.
The Ministerial Committee on School calendar proposed a calendar some time back saying the current academic calendar should be based on the Semester System. Following orders to kick off the system,The Ministry received a representation from the public and key educational stakeholders to re-establish the Trimester system (in what we normally call first term,second term and third term).
Following the completion of the Common Core Programme workshop for junior high school teachers organized last week, the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has revealed on GTV yesterday that the accompanying textbooks for the Programme will be distributed next year. Speaking to the host of Talking Point, the lucky Minister told his audience on national television that unlike the challenges facing Kindergarten and Primary school learners concerning the long delay in getting them government textbooks to supplement the Standard-Based Curriculum, public junior high schools will be provided textbooks the following year.
Prof. Opoku Amankwah, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has unveiled the exact date for all public basic schools in the country. In addition to that, he has given reasons for the delay in the academic calendars for SHSs and also talked about the standard test for private schools.
Amakye Dede and Kwaw Kese's encounter was wonderful, and they were both delighted to meet each other there. Amakye was seen wearing a blue black trouser and a short round neck shirt. His gold chain and wrist chain were not visible. Kwaw Kese was also dressed in pants with a white long sleeve at the top, Gucci shoes, and white socks, not to mention a pair of spectacles on his face.
The 2021/2022 Academic Calendar of public basic schools is out. According to a press release signed by the public relations unit of the Ghana Education Service, the reopening date for senior high school is February 7th while that of junior high and basic schools is 18 January. The release notes that the full calendar of the academic is yet to be finalized, but indicates that this is what public schools will be working with until the final calendar is out.
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