A former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Jerome Djangmah has described as disappointing, the reversal of the four year Senior High School (SHS) duration to three years.
According to him, the reversal did not help the country in anyway.
The duration of the educational system of the SHS was extended from three to four years under the erstwhile John Agyekum Kufuor’s administration as part of the 2007 educational reforms, but the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government overturned it in 2009.
[contextly_sidebar id=”yxRheViBrQ5ZxHXIwarPvGnkE3AfCkrb”]The decision to revert to the previous system was met with criticisms from stakeholders while others also supported the government.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) also did not organize the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2010 but did so for two batches in 2011 due to the change in the duration.
Speaking at a forum organized by the Occupy Ghana Movement and IMANI Ghana, Prof Djangmah insisted that the change was not in the interest of the nation saying “I was very disappointed when the four years thing was reversed.”
“It didn’t make sense at all,” he lamented.
“The only thing the government should have done by the time was to say the top schools that has no problem with teaching could do the three years and then the majority of the children, that really where my heart lies, should be allowed to do the four years. That would have been a compromise, we wouldn’t have lost anything,” he added.
By: Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/citifmonline.com/Ghana