GES cautions against repetition of JHS students of the objective based curriculum

Dr. Eric Nkansah
Dr. Eric Nkansah

Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned head teachers against repetition of 2022 academic year Junior High School students (Prospective JHS 3 students) for the 2023 academic year.

In a statement signed by Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh Deputy Director-General in charge of Q&A, it has come to the attention of Management of the Ghana Education Service that some Heads of Public Basic Schools are repeating the last academic year’s JHS 2 students who are progressing to JHS 3 this academic year. 

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Management of GES takes serious exception to this practice. This is due to the fact that the current JHS 3 students are the last batch of the Objective-Based Curriculum who will write the BECE this year.


The current JHS 2 students are the first batch who will write BECE in 2024 using the Standard- Based Curriculum.

In view of the above, all last year’s JHS 2 shudents should progress to JHS 3 in order not too disadvantage any Objective-Base Curriculum students in the BECE.

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Accordingly, Management of GES is requesting Regional Directors of Education to bring the above directives to the attention of Metro/Municipal/ District Directors of Education for strict compliance by all Heads of Basic Schools.

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