The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) following a report that some public schools are charging students/parents end of term examinations fees has cautioned heads of schools to desist from such illegal action.
“The attention of GES has been drawn to the unfortunate practice of some Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education collecting monies from pupils/parents to organize end-of-term examinations,” It said in a press release.
GES, therefore, has asked school heads to be guided by the learning assessment framework of the Standard Based Curriculum (SBC) which states that school-based assessment, comprising tests undertaken internally at the school level should form the basis for the Internal Assessment Score (IAS).”
The Internal Assessment Score (IAS), the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the press statement dated August 1, 2022, and copied to AcademicWeek said includes homework, class tests, group work and project work.
“The revised learning assessment framework of the Standard Based Curriculum (SBC) document is available on the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) website,” the management of the Education Service noted
GES continued that “Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education are to encourage head of public basic schools to access and make good use of the site and follow all guidelines concerning internal assessment as spelt out in SBC.”
The Ghana Education Service (GES) management has similarly urged Regional Directors of Education to ensure that the practice of collecting money from parents of government school students ceased.