A dual education system in the 2023 academic year will be piloted in some selected Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the country, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.
The dual system he said would allow TVET students to dedicate almost equal time to learning at school as well as spend time with industry for their internship, to be well-equipped with the requisite skills before graduating from school.
The introduction of the dual education system, Dr Adurwum said forms part of his plans by outfits and stakeholders to transform the education sector to match the current market demand as well as drive the nation’s transformation drive.
Commenting on steps put in place to fight examination malpractice, the Education Minister said the country is overcoming the worrying issue amid the introduction of serialization in all examinations conducted by WAEC
Mr Osei Yaw stated that the recently held BECE had every district writing a different set of questions with the same difficulty and understanding, which he said was one of the ways of winning the war against examination malpractice.
The Minister for Education also said plans are underway to meet all Education Ministers in the West African region soon to decide on the extension of the serialization system into all examinations organized by the Exams Council.
This, according to Dr Adutwum would help improve the reputation and credibility of WAEC since the fair state of the examination would force students to study hard since they would not have any hope of cheating during the exams.
In line with the Adutwum, the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Yaw Opoku Mensah has said the serialization introduced in 2021 to curb examination malpractice has come to stay in the education system.
Speaking on Kasapa FM’s ‘Ghana Kasa’ show monitored by AcademicWeek, he said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will continue to put in place adequate measures to ensure a smooth administration of all examinations.
Aside from the serialization of the questions, Opoku Mensah also said the management of the Examinations Council has increased the number of supervisors to monitor its examinations in a bid to end the examination fraud.