The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has entreated students who were placed in various Senior High/Technical Schools to report to school even if they have not been able to procure items listed on their prospectus.
Speaking to journalists after a school placement press conference, he similarly urged parents of 2022 BECE graduates not to worry so much about meeting all the requirements on the prospectus before enrolling their children.
“Parents of Ghana, if your child has not reported to school yet because you are waiting to get all the items on the prospectus, I want you to know that my head teachers want to see you in school immediately.
“So even if you don’t have all your items, go to school the head teachers can’t wait to see you and welcome you in their schools,” the Minister in charge of Education told the media after the computer school placement briefing.
Dr Yaw Adutwum also encouraged the 2023 Free Senior High School (Free SHS) students to manage the little that they were given by their parents, adding that “if you are determined, one day you will tell your story.”
Meanwhile, the Ministry in charge of Education (MoE) has cautioned heads of government Senior High Schools not to sack first-year students who are unable to provide all items listed on the student’s prospectus for this academic year.
“There is no way any student should be turned away from school because the parents have not been able to procure some items on the school’s prospectus,” the Education Minister told heads of Senior High/Technical Schools.
Citing the current economic situation, he said “at least, let them come to the school and the rest could be procured with some time adding “that will create an enabling environment for students, where they can study and excel.”
In line with the Ministry of Education, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has called on Heads of Second Cycle institutions across the country to stick to the approved harmonised prospectus for form one students.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek, the Education Service cautioned heads of second-cycle institutions, that issuing an unapproved prospectus and selling items supplied by the government to students is prohibited.
The warning the GES said follows reports that some Senior High/Technical School heads are issuing an unapproved prospectus to form one student and selling some of the items to students who report to their schools for admission.
“Management of the Ghana Education Service takes strong exception to this practice, and wishes to state unequivocally that the practice is prohibited and must cease with immediate effect,” the GES press statement said.