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Schools to be shutdown to save Gov’t : Minister of Education Warns Non-Performing Schools

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Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education, has issued a stern warning to the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions to improve their educational outcomes or face the prospect of having their institutions shut down.

He urged them to devise intervention programs for schools that consistently achieve a pass rate of zero to ten per cent to ensure that their students can progress to higher education. Dr. Adutwum argued that closing underperforming schools would save the government from incurring significant financial losses.

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The Minister made this statement during his address to members of CHASS and TVET Principals in Kumasi over the weekend at an annual event where he shared the current state of education in the country, discussed new developments in the sector, and addressed concerns affecting them. He announced that non-performing schools would be closed, and affected students would be transferred to nearby institutions to continue their education.

Dr. Adutwum commended the heads for their contributions to the transformation of education in the country and pledged to continue providing them with the necessary resources. He also urged them to work harder to achieve the desired results.

The Deputy Minister for Education, Ms Gifty Twum-Ampofo, MP, in charge of TVET, reminded the Principals to equip their students with the skills needed for the job market. She advised them to enhance their capacity by reading relevant books and taking relevant courses to support their efforts at providing the best training for their students.

At the event, presentations were made by the leadership of the Ghana Education Service (GES), the National Education Leadership Institute (NELI), the Free Senior High School Secretariat, the Funds and Procurement Management Unit (FPMU), and the Ghana TVET Service.

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