4 Year SHS not a guarantee for quality education- Prof Naana

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Former education minister Hon. Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman has challenged government’s intention to reintroduce the 4 year education duration at the senior high school level.

The Nana Addo led NPP government through the minister of planning Hon Prof. Gyan Baffour earlier this week revealed that government is monitoring the current three year SHS system to inform a possible reversion from three to four years as part of plans to ensure quality education in the country.

The erstwhile John Kuffour NPP administration introduced the 4 year senior school program in 2007 which was later reverted to the 3 years after the NDC took over in 2009.

According to the former vice chancellor of the university of Cape Coast, government needs to focus on the foundation of Ghana’s education than reverting back to the 4 year system.

She believes there are logistics, infrastructure and needed incentives that must be provided to schools from the kindergarten to senior high school level, if indeed the current government is determined to ensuring quality education.

”How can u talk about quality education when students have no place to learn?,” She questioned.

The former education minister in the erstwhile Mahama led NDC administration added that the number of years one spends in school does not guarantee the quality of his or her education.

 

Source: otecfmghana.com/Evans Agyei Sikapa

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