Following a successful 2022 academic year, the Ministry of Education (MoE) on January 10, 2023, held a Thanksgiving Service for the management and staff of its government education agencies including the Ghana Education Service.
The ‘end of the year and new’ Thanksgiving Service was held at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) under the theme: “Restructuring Education For National Transformation: Our Role. (Isaiah 33:6).
Delivering his speech, the Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum, expressed his deepest appreciation to President Akufo-Addo, for the opportunity given him to head the Ministry and to lead the initiative of restructuring and transforming Ghana’s Educational sector.
The Member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe Constituency also commended the various bodies and agencies under the Ministry, whose unflinching support and hard work continually lead to the success of the Ministry.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek, the Ghana Education Service said it under the leadership of the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum will do more to achieve its mandate to make the country’s education quality.
“This year, under the leadership of our sector Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, we are poised to do more to achieve our mandate to make quality education accessible to all Ghanaian children of school-going age,” the Education Service said.
Present at the worship service was the Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Christian Addai Poku, Deputy Minister for Education, Ntim Fordjour, Executive Director of NSS, Mr Osei Assibey Antwi among others.
In other news, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Kwarteng has said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) January 19, 2023, will release the 2022 BECE for School results.
In a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek, the spokesman said the management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has assured the Education Ministry to release the 32nd BECE results on the said date.
“WAEC has given the Ministry of Education (MoE) up to January 19, 2023, to release the provisional results of Junior High School students who sat for 2022 BECE. The students this year will report to school early than last year,” he said.
The 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), Mr Kwasi Kwarteng said will be released by the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on January 19, 2023, online at https://eresults.waecgh.org.
The Education Ministry spokesperson further said announced February, 20 this year as the Senior High School (SHS) reporting date for prospective students who sat for the 2022 BECE to report to their placed second-cycle schools.
According to the 2023 Senior High School academic calendar, first-year students will report to school for the first semester from February 20, 2023, to April 21, 2023, and then break for academic work from April 22 to June 18, 2023.