The Ghana Education Service (GES) will begin a 2-week monitoring of some one hundred and ten (110) sampled Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools across the country.
In an introductory letter issued by the Deputy -Director General in charge of Quality and Assurance Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, a team of officers from the Reform Secretariat, the Ghana Education Service, PBME, the National Council of Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) and the National Teaching Council (NTC) were tasked to conduct the monitoring exercise.
The letter issued to all Regional Directors of the Ghana Education Service disclosed that, the monitoring exercise will commence within each region from Monday, 12th October, 2020 to Friday, 23rd October, 2020.
The GES headquarters is by the letter directing all Regional Directors of Education to immediately inform Metro, Municipal and District Directors of Education concerned that, permission has been granted to a team of officers to carry out their joint activities.
According to the Ghana Education Service, the objective of the monitoring exercise is to collect data to inform policy practice and to course correct if required as Junior High Schools two students (JHS2) and Senior High Schools two students (SHS2) reopen in the era of the novel Coronavirus.
This directive came after the committee on reopening of schools presented its reports to the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh for possible consideration to lift ban on closure of main stream schools in Ghana.
On Monday, 5th October, 2020, JHS2 and SHS2 students across the country have resumed school to enable them complete the third term of the 2019/2020 academic year following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directives. According to reports, it becomes very necessary to reopen schools for the JHS2 and SHS2 students since the closure of schools in March 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19.
Find attached, a copy of the introductory letter and list of schools for the monitoring exercise.