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GES to Reopen Schools after May 31? The Ghana Education Service (GES) has begun planning towards the resumption of schools should the president lift the ban on the closure of schools after May,31,2020.

The GES in a letter dated May 13, 2020, to the Pre-Tertiary Teacher Unions, the GES requested from the Union, their inputs on how to manage the schools with regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The GES has given the Unions until May 19, 2020, to submit their inputs.


GES Earlier decisions on BECE, WASSCE Candidates

Earlier, the GES said Candidates of the forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) shall remain on campus to be prepared by their teachers towards the 2020 Examinations.

GES to Reopen Schools after May 31

This was discussed in a meeting held by the Director-General and his two Deputies with other notable stakeholders on Wednesday, 18th March 2020 to discuss the President’s directive on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Later decisions after WAEC suspends WASSCE Indefinitely

The Ghana Education Service (GES) later ordered the immediate closure of Schools and calls for all WASSCE Candidates to go home.

The Ghana Education Service made this known in a statement issued by the Director-General Prof Kwesi Opoku Amankwa on Friday, March 20, 2020.

His directive came after the West African Examination Council ( WAEC) sent an inter-office Memorandum to all member countries, calling for an indefinite suspension of the 2020 WASSCE due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Source: EducationGhana.net

About GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is a government agency under the Ministry of Education responsible for implenting government policies that ensure that ghanaians of school-going age irrespective of their tribe, gender, disability, religious and political despositions receive quality formal education. The Ghana Education Service is governed by a fifteen-member council called the GES council. GES to Reopen Schools after May 31

The agency was established in 1974 by the National Redemption Council. It partners with organisations and is demarcated into various units to ensure the effective execution of its mandate.

Functions of GES

The Ghana Education Service is responsible for;

  • Providing and overseeing Basic Education, Senior High Education, Technical Education as well as Special Education.
  • Registering, supervising and inspecting private pre-tertiary educational institutions.
  • Submitting recommendations to the Minister of Education for educational policies and programmes.
  • Promoting the efficiency and full growth of talents amongst its members.
  • Registering teachers and updating the register of all teachers in the public system.
  • Carrying out other functions that influence the attainment of the functions specified above.
  • Maintaining professional standards and conduct of its personnel.

Current Programmes

The current programs being run by the Ghana Education Service are:

  • Complementary Basic Education (CBE) programme.
  • Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP).
  • Special and Inclusive Education (SIE) programme.
  • Pre-tertiary Education Management programme.

GES to Reopen Schools after May 31


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