Gov’t to move Senior Secondary Education from 3 years to 6 years – Education Minister

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Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education has revealed that the government is going to change the secondary school education system hence it’s going to be 6 years not 3 years.

He indicated that the government is determined to revamp STEM education says it’s part of efforts to transform secondary education in Ghana with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the center.

He however noted that after they’re done implementing the STEM initiative, the number of high schools is going to experience a decrease from 13,000 to 2,500.

He made this known at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, December 14th

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He said, “In 2023 when we open those schools you are going to see how we are going to provide six years of quality secondary education and not three years plus some three years old middle school-led education that we call high school”.

The Education Minister added that the ministry is going collaborate with different stakeholders to provide the needed infrastructure for STEM related schools and these includes lecture hall, Workshop and laboratories

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“With the Government pursuing strategies aimed at increasing the Gross Tertiary Enrollment Ratio (GTER) from the current 18.84% to 40% by 2030, it is in our interest to continuously expand the infrastructural base of the various tertiary institutions,” he noted.

“We are all aware of the many ongoing projects on our tertiary campuses, some of which have been abandoned for years, while others are in urgent need of additional Government funding for completion”

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