Ghana Education Service to make extra time for late SHS students

Mr Charles Aheto-Tsegah, the Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has given the assurance that additional time would be given to those senior high students who reported late for the academic year.

He said the GES has already held a meeting with the heads of the second cycle institutions in the country and agreed on the modalities for allocation of more time for the fresh students.

Mr Aheto-Tsegah said this at the 46th Speech and Prize-Giving Family Day at the Archbishop Porter Girls’ Secondary School in Takoradi, and appealed to the subject-teachers to cooperate with them to ensure a successful implementation.

The theme for the occasion was, “Harness Available Resources with Virtues to Enhance Quality Education”.

Mr Aheto-Tsegah said although there were enormous challenges occurring in the implementation of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) , he added that the GES and Ministry of Education had taken note of them and the problems would be rectified in due course.

He appealed to all stakeholders in the education sector to contribute their quota towards providing quality education in the country “because the government alone cannot provide the entire infrastructural requirement in the education sector”.

Ms Gertrude Bibi Annoh-Quarshie, the Finance Manager of the African Women’s Development Fund, who was the guest speaker for the programme, urged the students to strive for academic and moral excellence to justify the huge investment made in them by their parents.

She said the human resource of the nation today would determine our future and that the students should take advantage of the opportunity given them so that can meet our greatest challenges in the future.

“Once you are here, you have to focus on your studies and excel. You should not allow anything to prevent you from achieving your goals and aspirations in life,” Ms Annoh-Quarshie advised.

Source: GNA

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