GES asked to intensify supervision of basic schools

Mr Jacob A.M. Kor,Director-General,GESThe Ghana Education Service (GES) has been urged to strengthen supervision of basic schools, to ensure discipline and optimal use of the contact hours.

Mr. Kwasi Nimo, the head teacher of the Apostolic Junior High School (JHS), said this was the way to go to raise academic performance.
He said everything should be done to motivate, encourage and keep the classroom teachers “on their toes”.

Addressing a press conference in Kumasi, Mr. Nimo also appealed to the Ministry of Education to consider lifting the ban on extra-classes in the basic schools,    to enable teachers and students to effectively and fully complete the syllabus.

That was vital to assure that students perform well in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

Mr. Nimo said there was the need to adequately prepare candidates for the examination, pointing out that, the three-year duration of the Junior High School did not allow for this.

Mr. Nimo, however, suggested that extra-classes must be so structured that, students would not become overly exhausted.

- GNA

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