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Government of Ghana Introduces Completely New Educational Reform

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Ministry of education Government of Ghana Introduces New Educational Reform Common Core Exams

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service has introduced a totally new set of reforms to the basic and high school education system of the country.

The Summary of the new reforms as released by the aforementioned authorities read;

1. Kindergarten, primary school, JHS and SHS shall all be described as a basic school. JHS 1, 2, 3 and SHS 1 shall now be referred as BS 7,8,9 and 10 respectively i. e. SHS 1 shall now be called BS 9.

2. All students in JHS 1 – SHS 1 shall run a Common Core Programme called CCP which comprises of 9 subjects; namely – Maths, Languages, Science, RME (stand-alone subject), Physical and Health Education (not examinable), Career Technology, Social Studies, Computing and Creative Art and Design.

3. A new of examination called National Standard Assessment Test (NSAT) shall be conducted at Primary 2, 4, 6 and JHS 2.

4. BECE shall be replaced by placement exams at JHS 3 to enrol students into SHS1.

5. Students in SHS1 shall continue to run the common core programme for one year thus students into SHS1 shall not select science, business or arts programmes.

6. At the end of SHS1, Students shall write Common Core Exams into SHS 2.

7. At SHS 2, students will now have to select either a career-related programme which includes, vocational and technical programmes or High School Diploma programmes such as science, business, arts.

8. This means Elective subjects shall start in SHS 2.

9. Wassce will be replaced by university entrance exams at SHS3.

10. Students after successful completion of SHS 3 will be rewarded a Diploma Certificate instead of WASSCE certificate.

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1. The education system will be more of research, community engagement, projects with fewer contents.

2. Computer Literacy in one of the major focus of this programme as all educational stakeholders must be in good position to provide adequate I.T. facilities for students.

3. Science at the basic level comprises physical and applied science which involves more of demonstrative features. It is sectioned into the following:

  • Diversity of matter
  • Cycle
  • System
  • Forces and Energy
  • Human and Environment

It is then necessary for all educational heads to recruit more skilled and qualified science persons to run the programme as fewer concepts in the SHS syllabus have been pushed down to prepare students for their electives in SHS 2.

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Obuasi SHS students build a Smart Ballot Box that stops multiple voting

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Obuasi SHS students build a Smart Ballot Box that stops multiple voting

Students of Obuasi Senior High School in the Ashanti Region have built a smart ballot box that is capable of detecting multiple voting. The ballot box according to the students displays the total number of eligible voters and prevents them from voting twice.

According to the students, the smart box has two compartments; the part that takes the paper from the voter and the box itself. The paper compartment has a roller made with PVC pipe, a gear motor and a sensor to detect the voter’s closeness to the box.

 

The paper compartment is programmed to take only one paper. The paper compartment is activated for the voter to cast his or her vote when he or she is 40cm away from the box.

When the ballot paper is placed on the surface of the box provided, the system will automatically take the ballot paper and drop it into the box and count it as one and display it on a screen for public viewing. The whole process continues throughout the elections.

 

 

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Update: 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz Regional Qualifiers

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2021 National Science and Maths Quiz Regional Qualifiers

2021 National Science and Maths Quiz Regional Qualifiers

The 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ 2021) is ongoing despite the prevailing COVID-19. The organizers are currently at the regional level where top schools at the various regions are muscling brains to qualify for the national contest.

See the update on the various schools and where they stand in the regional contests from the list below:

CENTRAL ZONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

END OF CONTEST1:

Adisadel College: 42 points

Edinaman SHS: 26 points

Holy Child School: 24 points

Aggrey Memorial Zion SHS: 20 points

Congratulations to Adisadel for winning the contest

END OF CONTEST 2:

Mfantsipim School: 52 points

St. Augustine’s College: 49 points

Wesley Girls’ High school: 31 points

Swedru SHS: 31points

Congratulations to Mfantsipim for winning the contest.

END OF CONTEST 3:

University Practice SHS: 30 points

Apam SHS: 27 points

Boa Amponsem SHS: 18 points

T.I AMASS, Potsin: 17 points

Congrats University Practice SHS.

 

NORTHERN ZONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

END OF CONTEST 1:

Kanton SHS: 22 points

Kalpohin SHS: 19 points

Bongo SHS: 10 points

Northern School Of Business: 06 points

Congratulations Kanton SHS.

END OF CONTEST 2:

Tamale SHS: 58 points

Jirapa SHS: 31points

Sandema SHTS: 21 points

Damongo SHS: 11 points

Congrats Tamale SHS.

All winning schools in this contest are going to battle in another contest for the ultimate trophy. Good luck to all schools.

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KNUST releases 2021/2022 Cut-off points for all degree programmes

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KNUST releases 2021/2022 Cut-off points for all degree programmes

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has released an updated version of the  2021/2022 cut-off aggregates for all degree programmes. Prospective students are to take note of the various programmes and their required cut-off points. This should only serve as a guide.

Below is a full list of the KNUST cut-off points for the 2021/2022 academic year of admissions;

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