The four (4) main programmes under the Ghana Education Service (GES)

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The four (4) main programmes under the Ghana Education Service (GES)

There are four (4) main programmes under the Ghana Education Service (GES).

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These are;

1. Pre-tertiary education management.

2. Secondary Education.

3. Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

4. Special and Inclusive Education.

1. Pre-tertiary Education Management (PEM) Programme.

This includes; Headquarters Division, Regional and District directorates Basic Education, comprising Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High Schools. This entails how Pre-tertiary education is being managed at all levels.

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2. Secondary Education

This comprises with Senior high Schools (SHSs).

Ghana’s Constitution mandates that all efforts are made to make education gradually universal and progressively free. With access to primary education becoming near-universal in Ghana, new priorities are emerging at a post-basic level where the demand for secondary education is fast increasing and the supply of Senior High Schools (SHS) has not kept pace.

Ghana’s middle-income status will also require more secondary level graduates with the relevant skills to continue their education and/or enter the labour market, hence investing in secondary education at this time will improve the human capital of the country, and also improve long-term competitiveness, access to jobs and improve people’s lives and incomes.

3. Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

The Technical and Vocational Education Training involves formal and informal TVET delivery. It is structured in a way which is different from the regular High School System. There are 8 stages or levels in the TVET delivery in Ghana, and they are: Proficiency 1, Proficiency 2, Certificate 1, Certificate 2, Diploma, B’Tech, M’Tech, D’Tech.

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4. Special and Inclusive Education (SIE)

In line with the government’s effort to provide better social services in under-served areas, the World Bank Group and the Ghana government recently signed a $156 million financing agreement to improve access to secondary education in under-served districts throughout the country.

The grant will support the Ghana Secondary Education Improvement Project, which aims to enrol 30,000 new secondary students, improve learning outcomes for 150,000 students in low-performing schools, and 2000 senior high school (SHS) teachers, headteachers and other education officials.

The project will also supgesport equitable access through expansion and scholarships in under-served districts and help achieve a better quality of education, especially in science and mathematics, by strengthening school management and teaching and expanding information communication and technology to schools.

To increase access to quality education and training of learners and young people with disabilities and special educational needs in an Inclusive School Environment leading to employable skills for economic and independent living.



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