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Summary of  the New Education Reforms Outlined by the GES

Summary of  the New Education Reforms Outlined by Ghana Education Service.


Ghana Education Service has finally  spelt out the systematic approach as far as the implementation of the new educational reforms is concerned. Summary of  the New Education Reforms Outlined by the GES is to aid teachers,guidance as well as students to know the skeletal frame work of our education or to help them  get the picture of change brought to our education as well as its consequences.

It Is not surprising to see this drastic transformation in our education system. It is necessary to know this, so as to make better educational divisions.


Systematic approach to the new reforms


1. It has given kindergarten, primary school, jhs and shs one  their designated names. Kindergarten, primary school, JHS and SHS shall all be described as basic school. JHS 1, 2, 3 and SHS 1 shall now be referred as BS 7, 8, 9 and 10 respectively.

2. All students in JHS 1 and SHS 1 shall run a common core programme called CCP which comprises of 9 subjects; namely, maths, languages, Science, RME ( stand alone subjects) physical and health education ( not examinable) career technology, social studies, computing and creative Art and Design.

3.A new examination called National Standardized Assessment Test NSAT shall be conducted at primary 2, 4, 6 and JHS 2.

4. BECE shall be replaced by placement exams at JHD 3 to enroll students into SHS 1

5. Students in SHS 1 shall continue to run the common core programme for one year.

6. At the end of shs one, Students are to write common core exams into SHS 2. Summary of  the New Education Reforms Outlined the significance of students writing common core examination into shs 2.

7.At shs 2, students will now have to select either a career related programme which includes, vocational and technical programme or Higher School Diploma such as science, business, art etc.

8. This categorically states that, reading of elective subjects starts at shs 2.
9. This means, wassce will automatically be replaced by a university entrance exams at shs 3.

10. After students have successfully completed shs 3 will be rewarded a Diploma Certificate instead of wassce certificate

Summary of  the New Education Reforms Outlined by the GES

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